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Maya Angelou Research Center Sponsors Spring Lecture Economic Segregation in Health Care: Does Class Matter?

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Second Annual Spring Lecture of the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is scheduled for Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Kitty Hawk Room at Piedmont Plaza One. The public is invited.

The keynote speaker is Gloria Wilder-Brathwaite, M.D., M.P.H., executive director of the Children's Health Project of D.C. and director of Mobile Health Programs at the Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Her talk is titled, "Economic Segregation in Health Care: Does Class Matter?"

She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and her master's degree in public health at George Washington University School of Public Health.

In 2002, Wilder-Brathwaite received the "Use Your Life" award from the Oprah Winfrey Show in recognition of her community service and in support of the work of the Children's Health Project of D.C. The award included a $100,000 gift.

The Children's Health Project is a national program started in New York City by pediatrician Irwin Redlener, M.D., and singer/songwriter Paul Simon to bring medical care to homeless children there. The program is now in cities across the country providing health care services to poor urban children where they live.

Admission is free. For more information contact Diane Joyner, (336) 713-7600.

For more information about Wilder-Brathwaite and the Children's Health Project, follow this link: www.weta.org/static/hheroes/brathwaite.html.

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