To celebrate the publication of an important new book by one of its founding members, the Heritage of Healthcare in Appalachia Consortium (HHAC) presents the first in a series of symposia:
Early 20th Century Diversity in Healthcare
HHAC member organization, the Museum at Mountain Home
Thursday, May 12, 2015
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Reese Museum, 363 Stout Drive, Johnson City, TN 37614
- Sharon Loury, Ph.D., R.N., ETSU College of Nursing Faculty and founding member of HHAC — Welcome and Background Information
- Wendy Nehring, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.I.D.D.; Dean, ETSU College of Nursing — Recognition of Nurses’ Week and the 195th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s Birth
- Mary Alexander, M. S. — The Life of Hezekiah B. Hankal, M.D. (1825-1903), pioneer African-American physician in Johnson City
- Daniel Gmyrek, M.S., D.Ph., ETSU College of Pharmacy Faculty — African-American Pharmacists in South Central Appalachia
- Kenneth Doyle Phillips, Ph.D., R.N., ETSU College of Nursing Associate Dean for the Center of Nursing Research — Pioneer Male Nurses in Southern Appalachia
- Phoebe Pollitt, Ph.D., R.N., Appalachian State Nursing Faculty — Nurses of Color in East Tennessee and North Carolina
A reception and book-signing will begin at 4:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please click here to e-mail Martha Whaley at ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine.
The details above — including the date — are subject to change, based on Dr. Pollitt’s book’s release date.
Details will be amplified as specific information is available.