Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you all to “A Journey thru Medicine”.
Please welcome Dr. Levester Thompson, SIU Alum Class of '75, the first African American medical student at SIU School of Medicine, as he shares his story on the inaugural class of physicians at our school.
Also on our panel are SIUSOM Alumni:
Dr. Marie Sainvilus Class of '87
Dr. Cynthia Thomas Class of '91
Dr. Dana Ray Class of '03
Join us as they speak on their past experiences as minority physicians & their hopes for the future of diversity in medicine.
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 in the South Auditorium of SIU School of Medicine, 801 North Rutledge Street.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Dinner will follow. Please RSVP to email@example.com
The Office of Diversity, Multicultural and Minority Affairs is committed to devising strategies and overseeing initiatives within the School of Medicine that will celebrate our diverse campus populations. We work to assure a mix of students, faculty and staff that mirrors the census demographics for central and southern Illinois.
Our overarching responsibility is to help students successfully complete their medical education, while providing support to them and the diverse faculty and staff who make up our workforce. We strive for an organizational culture that respects individual differences, where persons of various backgrounds can flourish in a harmonious, secure, nurturing environment.
New Lecture Celebrates Trailblazing Surgeon
A newly endowed lecture event will commemorate the life of a groundbreaking central Illinois physician. The Alonzo Homer Kenniebrew Lecture on Health Disparities will be an annual discussion of health disparities and other factors that impact population health. Read more