College's MLK Week Activities Include Film Screening, Troutman Lecture
- By Jennifer Nachbur
In conjunction with the University of Vermont’s annual celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the College of Medicine hosted a special presentation, titled “Creating Health Equity: Social Justice, Human Rights, and the Social Determinants of Health” by Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., C.P.H., immediate past president of the American Public Health Association, on Wednesday, January 22 in the Sullivan Classroom in the Larner Medical Education Center.
Troutman also serves as director of public health leadership and practice at the University of South Florida. His talk followed the College’s annual Public Health Projects Poster Session and Celebration, which showcases the community service work of second-year medical students, and took place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility.
The keynote address for the University’s MLK Celebration, Education and Learning Week was presented Thursday, January 23 by Julian Bond, former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, in Ira Allen Chapel.
The “UVM Gives a Dollar” fundraising campaign, sponsored by the UVM Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Department of Student Life, Human Resource Services, and the College of Medicine, continues through January 24 at several locations across campus, including the Given Courtyard South. The funds raised will benefit Women Helping Battered Women, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf. The College of Medicine’s goal is to raise $1,500.
The College hosted a screening of the film “The Waiting Room” on Tuesday, January 21, which was followed by a discussion led by emergency medicine physician Ray Keller, M.D., associate professor of surgery.
Learn more about the 2014 MLK Celebration Education and Learning Week events at the College of Medicine and at UVM.