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Internationally Recognized Glaucoma Expert to Address Maya Angelou Research Center

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Eve J. Higginbotham, M.D., an internationally recognized expert on glaucoma will deliver the 2006 spring lecture at the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center on Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m. The public is invited.

Her talk, “Making a Difference in Health Care: Tales From the Front,” will be presented at the Kitty Hawk Room on the first floor of Piedmont Plaza I, 1920 W. First St. Admission is free.

Higginbotham is dean and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. Previously, she served for 12 years as professor and chairwoman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. She is the first woman in the United States to head an academic-based surgical subspecialty department. Higginbotham serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine of National Academies, established in 1970 to provide independent, unbiased, evidence-based advice to policy makers, health providers, industry and the public.

She received her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

For information, contact Aisha Bobcombe, (336) 713-7615.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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