Learn about “Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser’s Legacy: Gender, Race, Medical Education and Health Disparities” at a presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 29 at Upstate’s Medical Alumni Auditorium.
Speaking will be Sarah Berry, PhD, from the English Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Sarah Loguen Fraser in 1876 became the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree at the Syracuse University College of Medicine, which is now Upstate Medical University. She was one of the first African-American female doctors in the United States. Berry addresses why and how Fraser addressed healthcare disparities 150 years ago — and what challenges to diversity in medicine exist today. She will also ask how diversity in medical education and healthcare disparities are linked.
This event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair space is available, and sign language interpretation is available by contacting the coordinator for the Consortium for Culture and Medicine: Lois Dorschel at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the executive director Rebecca Garden, PhD, at email@example.com or at 315-464-8451.
The auditorium is on the first floor of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. in Syracuse.