34th Annual Zollicoffer Lecture

On Friday, Feb. 21, UNC will celebrate a rich history of diversity at the School of Medicine and honor the legacy of Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer, one of the first African-American graduates from the UNC School of Medicine.

When Feb 21, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Old Clinic Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-966-7673
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The Zollicoffer Committee is honored to welcome this year's speaker, Ronny Bell, PhD, Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, at Wake Forest School of Medicine, with training in nutrition and epidemiology. Dr. Bell’s primary research interests are chronic disease prevalence, risk factors, and prevention, with particular emphasis on ethnic minority populations. Dr. Bell is Director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest. Dr. Bell is a charter member and chair of the North Carolina American Indian Health Board and is chair of the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council. He also serves as a member of the American Indian Alaska Native Workgroup for the National Diabetes Education Program.

Dr. Bell is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Indian tribe. Dr. Bell received his undergraduate degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his doctorate degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Please plan on joining us for another dynamic lecture focusing on minority health issues and our role in addressing health disparities.

Dr. Bell will be honored at the Zollicoffer Banquet later in the evening on Feb. 21. Registration for the banquet is required and can be found through the Office of Special Programs website.

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