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MUSC Honors Black History Month 

The Medical University of South Carolina proudly celebrates the many accomplishments and contributions of Blacks in American history. 
As an academic health care organization, MUSC takes particular pride in recognizing the advances Blacks have made in medicine, nursing, health professions, dentistry, medical research and pharmacy.  

We celebrate the commitment of pioneers, such as:

Black History Month

Jessie Sleet

The first Black public health nurse (1900) in the United States.

Black History Month

James McCune Smith
The first Black to earn a medical degree (1837)
and own and operate a pharmacy.

George Franklin Grant 
The first Black professor in Harvard’s School of Mechanical Dentistry.

Myra Adele Logan
The first woman to perform open heart surgery and to make notable contributions in the advancement of research in the x-ray process used in detecting breast cancer.

This month and continuously, MUSC commemorates the countless contributions of Black women and men past, present and future, which help change health professions’ education, research, and practice in the US and the world.

A series of programs and lectures is offered during February 2010 and include the following:

College of Medicine host, Grand Rounds Lecture Series, Tuesdays 8 – 9am, IOP Auditorium

Office of Student Diversity and MSAB host, Lecture Series, Wednesdays, Noon, BSB 100

College of Graduate Studies host, the Ernest Just Symposium, February 26, 8am-4pm, BSB 100

SGA and MUSC Gives Back host, MLK,Jr. Bridge to Health and Kids Fair, February 20, 11am-1pm, Sanders Clyde Elementary School



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