The annual MaryAnn Black Distinguished Health Equity Symposium is hosted by the Duke Cancer Institute’s Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity (COEE) program and supported by Duke Health Community Health, the Department of Population Health Sciences, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, in honor of the late MaryAnn Black.
Representative Black was a powerful advocate for health equity on behalf of Duke University, the Duke Health System, and DCI, in her role as associate vice president for Community Relations for the Duke University Health System. She was instrumental in the establishment of the DCI Office of Health Equity & Disparities (OHED) that paved the way for DCI’s robust COEE program, and she mentored and supported numerous individuals across Duke who are today’s leaders in advancing community engagement and health equity. Black left a legacy of excellence in serving the needs of our patients, faculty, students, employees, and community members.
COEE is hosting the second annual symposium at the Durham Convention Center on February 9, 2024 from 3:00-6:30 pm in honor of MaryAnn’s boots-on-the-ground, ‘meet people where they are’ approach.
Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Mary Klotman, MD, will deliver opening remarks.
Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH — former New York State Health Commissioner (2021-22) and current director of the François- Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights and FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health — will be the keynote speaker.