20th Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture is Oct. 5

The 20th Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at noon in Langford Auditorium.

The keynote speaker will be George C. Hill, professor of medical education and administration and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, emeritus, at Vanderbilt University.

Hill will discuss “Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. and Mr. Vivien Thomas: Memories and Lessons Learned from Two Outstanding Lives of Service.”

The event is sponsored by the VUMC/VUSM Office for Diversity Affairs.

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About Levi Watkins, Jr.

Levi Watkins Jr., MD’70, made significant contributions toward increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities in the sciences. A distinguished physician and researcher, Watkins became the first African American student to be admitted to VUSM in 1966. He graduated in 1970 and was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He continued his training at Johns Hopkins and Harvard. Watkins embodied the attributes important to serving as a renowned role model for those who pursue careers in medicine and the biomedical sciences.