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Morehouse medical chief to give Morgan Lecture on Women and Health

Emory Report | Nov. 26, 2013

"Women's Health at the Intersection of Race, Social Position and Class" is the title of the 2013 Annual Mary Lynn Morgan Lecture. It will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.  

Valerie Montgomery Rice will give the lecture. She is the incoming president of the Morehouse School of Medicine. She is an infertility specialist and researcher. Rice also previously served as director of the Center for Women's Health Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., one of the nation's first research centers devoted to studying diseases the disproportionately impact women of color.

The Center for Women founded the Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture on Women and Health in 1999 to honor Emory trustee and pediatric dentist, Mary Lynn Morgan.  The lecture series brings to campus women who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the vast and varied field of women’s health.  

This event is co-sponsored by the Women's and Children's Center at the Rollins School of Public Health.