Vermont College Of Medicine Hosts Black Surgeons Exhibit

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The University Of Vermont College Of Medicine is hosting an exhibition which celebrates the contributions of African-American academic surgeons and educators.

A University of  Vermont press release reports:

The exhibition highlights Alexa I. Canady, M.D., the first African American woman pediatric neurosurgeon; LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D., cancer surgeon, and the first African American President of the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society; Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D., general surgeon, and the first African American to chair a department of surgery at a predominantly white medical school; and Rosalyn P. Scott, M.D., the first African American woman cardiothoracic surgeon.

The exhibit, called Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons, has toured the country since 2007 and will be at the University of Vermont from April 11 to June 5.

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