Opening doors

Opening Doors

From midwives to physicians, African-Americans have been medical trailblazers for decades, and the Health Science Center Library wants to celebrate that. The exhibit Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons is currently on display in the HSC Library until Dec. 2. The National Library of Medicine exhibit highlights four African-American surgeons and educators who paved the way for generations to come. Levi Watkins, M.D., the first African-American graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a pioneer of cardiac surgery, will present a keynote address at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 in Room C1-17 of the Communicore Building. For more information and Opening Doors events, visit