Rice To Give NCI Seminar, Oct. 9
The first woman to serve as president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)—Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice—will deliver the next lecture in the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences Distinguished Scholars Seminars on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the NCI Shady Grove Campus, Rm. 110. Her talk is titled “Advancing Cancer Health Equity: Understanding the ‘Why’ and ‘What’ Is Needed to Transform the Landscape.”
Montgomery Rice, who is both president and dean of the institution, has made significant contributions in the areas of health equity, women’s health and physician and scientific workforce diversity, among others. Prior to becoming president in 2014, she served as dean and executive vice president of MSM. She held leadership and faculty positions at health centers prior to coming to Morehouse. At Meharry Medical College, Montgomery Rice was the founding director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, one of the first U.S. research centers dedicated to examining diseases that disproportionately affect women of color.
An infertility specialist and researcher, she completed her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Georgia Tech, her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit.
To register for the seminar via WebEx, visit https://buff.ly/2Qb6JKU. Those who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Victoria Coan at (240) 276-7659 and/or the Federal Relay Service (1-800-877-8339) at least 2 days before the meeting.