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Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens

In recognition of Women’s History Month and as part of its Lectureship Series, the VCU School of Nursing will host a keynote speaker and panel discussion on the topic “Medical Racism and the Maternal Health Crisis” on Monday, March 14, noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1011.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, the Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and director of the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There will also be a panel discussion moderated by Ms. Bianca Owens, VCU graduate student in psychology. Panelists include Dr. Tashima Lambert Giles, OB/GYN at VCU Health; Dr. Myrlene Jeudy, OB/GYN at VCU Health; and Ms. Kirsten Olsen, program manager of Pregnancy and Parenting Partnership at VCU Health.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. The event is also free and open to the public.

Join us in-person or virtually. Register here.

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