For release: March 22, 2011
For press information, contact Mary Read, 901-678-1669
Celebrated author and Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Augustus A. White III will
visit the University of Memphis to discuss how physician bias may contribute to health
disparities throughout the nation. His presentation, “What Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Would Want Us to Know About Health Care Disparities,” will begin at 2 p.m. on
Tuesday, March 29th, in the University Center, Room 350 (Fountain View Room). A reception and book signing
will follow the talk; the events are free and open to the public.
Dr. Augustus A. White III
White is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education
and professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, and professor emeritus
of the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He recently published
his memoir, Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, which has motivated physicians to pay more attention to their own subconscious.
The event is organized in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Research and
Promotion (CHERP) at the U of M School of Public Health, the University of Tennessee
Health Science Center, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Center for Excellence in
Faith and Health, the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Healthy Memphis Common Table,
and the Tennessee Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Parking for the event is available in the Zach Curlin garage, adjacent to the University
For more information, call Mary Read at 901-678-1669.