March 27, 2007
Contact: Jerry Carey
Phone: (856) 566-6171
UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine Presents
Free Lecture on Medical Diversity
STRATFORD - The Student National Medical Association chapter at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine will present “We Are Not There Yet,” a free community lecture by Dr. William G. Anderson, on Tuesday, April 3, from noon to 1 p.m., in the medical school’s Academic Center, on Laurel Road, in Stratford. This is the final lecture in the SNMA series of events for 2007.
A nationally renowned physician and lecturer, Dr. William G. Anderson was the first African American president of the American Osteopathic Association, from 1994 to 1995. Earlier in his medical career, Dr. Anderson was deeply involved in this country’s civil rights movement, working side by side with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1957, Dr. Anderson became the co-founder and first president of the historic Albany movement, whose voter registration drives, protests and boycotts placed it at the epicenter of the burgeoning movement to secure equal rights and protections to all Americans. Dr. Anderson is currently the associate dean of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and an associate professor of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
More information about this program is available by calling the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Student Affairs at (856) 566-6740.
The Student National Medical Association is the nation's oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, SNMA boasts more than 40 years of service to underserved communities and medical students. Membership includes over 6,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians nationwide.
UMDNJ is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,700 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.