Eastern Virginia Medical School is enlisting the expertise of two titans in medicine and science as the school continues its efforts to improve the health of Hampton Roads.
Elias Zerhouni, MD, former Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Victor Dzau, MD, President of the National Academy of Medicine, will join the conversation on Feb. 24 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the next EVMS Community Forum, What’s in it for Hampton Roads? The Benefits of a Collaborative Academic Medical Center.
Drs. Zerhouni and Dzau will be joined on a panel hosted by EVMS President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine, Richard V. Homan, MD; together with Norfolk State University President Javaune Adams-Gaston, PhD, and Old Dominion University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Austin Agho, PhD, MHA. L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, the Edward J. Brickhouse Chair in Surgery, the Henry Ford Professor of Surgery, Professor and Chair of Surgery at EVMS, will moderate the discussion.
To participate in the online Feb. 24 Community Forum, visit evms.edu/CommunityForum.
The forum is the second in a series sponsored by EVMS to deepen understanding of community health needs and help explore options to improve the health and economy of Hampton Roads. This second forum provides an opportunity for business and community leaders, the medical community and the general public to engage with some of the nation’s premier thought leaders in medicine and health.
“All across the country, academic medical centers have helped transform the communities of which they are a part,” President Homan says. “We have a similar opportunity here in Hampton Roads. Stronger alignment among key community partners and appropriate investment in an academic medical center model can not only address the most pressing regional health disparities but also focus the research enterprises to create new, bio-medical and clinical innovations to advance economic development. These national experts will help us discuss how to maximize our opportunities.”