From a press release:
WHAT: 13th Annual Celebration of Diversity and Leadership in Medicine & Exhibit kickoff with keynote speaker Dr. Patrice Carter Frederick
WHEN: March 7, 2018: Doors open at 6:00 PM. Program begins at 6:30 PM
WHERE: U of I College of Medicine Peoria, Room A100-1, 1 Illini Drive
The University of Illinois Library of the Health Sciences Peoria will host the national traveling exhibit “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” over a five-week period beginning Wednesday, March 7.
The exhibit celebrates the achievements of African American pioneers in academic surgery and
those who continue the tradition today.
Kicking off the exhibition’s opening is the Celebration of Diversity & Leadership in Medicine.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Patrice Frederick, a practicing general surgeon and UICOMP 2004
graduate. While a medical student, Dr. Frederick led the effort to create the Manual Science
Enrichment Program, a series of interactive classes designed to encourage minorities and
students of low socioeconomic background at Manual Academy to gain more interest in science.
That program is now in its 15th year of existence. The keynote presentation will be followed by a
panel discussion. The celebration is sponsored by the UICOMP Urban Health Program.
The traveling exhibit is free for the public to view. Visitor parking at the College is $1.
WHAT: Opening Doors National Traveling Exhibit
WHEN: March 7 to April 11 (M-F from 9-5)
WHERE: U of I College of Medicine Peoria, 1 Illini Drive
Opening Doors was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Display of the
exhibit is coordinated by the UIC Library of the Health Sciences Peoria.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) educates nearly 240 medical
students and nearly 300 physician residents. The College of Medicine is home to the Cancer
Research Center, the Center for Outcomes Research, and a collaborator in Jump Simulation.