MLK Symposium coming next week
In conjunction with U-M, Michigan Medicine will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Sciences Symposium on Monday, Jan. 15. The event begins at noon in the Dow Auditorium and will feature the theme, “The Fierce Urgency of Now — Moving Past Indecision to Action in Health Care Equity.”
The keynote address will be given by Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H., a renowned social justice advocate and health equity expert. A light reception will follow the keynote speaker.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Troutman to Michigan Medicine for the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium,” said David J. Brown, M.D., associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion and associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
“Dr. Troutman has actively advocated for civil rights — including health equity — as an activist, author, researcher and physician, which ties in perfectly with the legacy that the honorable Martin Luther King, Jr. has left behind. We look forward to upholding Dr. King’s values through Dr. Troutman’s keynote speech.”
If you are unable to attend in person, a livestream can be found by clicking here.
The Health Sciences MLK symposium is sponsored by the School of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research, Kinesiology, Medical School and Michigan Medicine. This year’s event is hosted by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion.
Please contact the Michigan Medicine MLK Symposium committee at 20XX-MLKhealthsciences@umich.edu if you have any questions.