Eugene S. Mayer Society Community Service Day and Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture

The Eugene S. Mayer Society presents Community Service Day on Friday, Feb. 18 in the N.C. Children's and Women's Hospital Lobbies. Following Community Service Day, Elijah Saunders, MD, will present "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Health and Health Care," as the 31st annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecturer.

When Feb 18, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Hospital Lobbies, Old Clinic Auditorium
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1 p.m. - Oral Presentations by Mayer Society Inductees.  Old Clinic Auditorium

2:30 p.m. - Poster presentations given by the Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society Inductees, Womens and Chirdren's Hospital Lobby.

4 - 5:30 p.m. -Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture, given by Elijah Saunders, MD, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Hypertension Section in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and Affiliations at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Community Service Day
The Mayer Society has been in existence for over a decade and seeks to recognize and honor UNC medical and allied health students who have contributed time and energy to community and international service activities.  By honoring such service, the Mayer Society seeks to promote the commitment of students to community health, and to foster the partnerships between members of the medical profession and the community.

Zollicoffer Lecture
The Zollicoffer Lecture was established in 1981 by members of the UNC chapter of the Student National Medical Association.  It was named in honor of Lawrence Zollicoffer, M.D. (1930-1976), the fourth African American graduate of the UNC School of Medicine; founder of the Garwyn Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland; and a supporter and activist in the struggle for civil and human rights.