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Maya Angelou Research Center to Inaugurate First Spring Lecture Series

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will inaugurate a Spring Lecture Series Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m. in Babcock Auditorium. The public is invited.

The keynote speaker is Denise L. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S., associate professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. A surgical oncologist, Johnson is director of the Stanford University School of Medicine melanoma program and co-director of the surgical core clerkship. She is also an advisory dean for the school of medicine.

Johnson’s talk is titled, “Impact of Age, Gender and Ethnicity on Cancer Outcomes.” The program will also include a video presentation about the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health and comments by director, Kristy F. Woods, M.D., MPH, professor, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. A light lunch will follow the program.

Admission to the lecture and lunch is free, but space is limited. Contact Diane Joyner, (336) 713-7600.

The lecture is held in conjunction with the Tenth Annual Wake Forest University School of Medicine Student National Medical Association banquet, 6 p.m., Friday, April 23 at the Adams Mark Hotel. For tickets to the banquet, contact the Division of Student Services at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, (336) 716-4271.


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