Harriet Tubman Visiting Professor Lectureship

Each February the Department will host educational programs that focus on health issues that affect populations isolated by race, culture, poverty, gender, and sexual and social identity. The commitment of the School and Department to diversity is a legacy of the university’s foundation as a land grant institution, supported by the people of the state to train its next generation of health professionals. The faculty, graduate trainees, and students represent the many facets of the state’s population, economics, and history. Diversity programs and policies aim to create a vigorous community of all races that is gender-balanced and reflects the unique social, economical, and rural character of the state.

Past Visiting Professors

  • 2017 L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRSC Eng(Hon),
    FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCS Glas(Hon)

    Henry Ford Professor & Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman
    Department of Surgery
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Norfolk, VA
    “Health Disparities: The Greatest Challenge Facing the Nation”
  • 2016 Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    University of Chicago Medical Center
    Watch the Video: The Surgical Workforce: Generational Change and Innovation
  • 2015 Adil H. Haider, MD
    Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health
    Watch the Video: When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade: Strategies for Success as an Outcomes Scientist
  • 2014 Wayne A.I. Frederick MD, MBA, FACS
    President, Howard University
    Professor, Howard University College of Medicine Washington, DC
    Watch A Video: Clinical Outcomes of Healthcare Disparities: Biology or Access ; Unconscious Bias in Medicine