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Black History Month 2022 – Black Excellence: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) – Virtual

Join the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and BJC HealthCare Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a discussion of Black Excellence: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)!

This session will begin with a presentation about the history of HBCUs, busting myths/biases, and their significant contributions to our society, and specifically, health care.  A panel discussion including our own HBCU graduates, moderated by Sherree A. Wilson, PhD, WUSM Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  The program will end with a brief Q&A.


  1. Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry, PhD,  WUSM Associate Professor of Neurology and Core Leader Health Disparities and Equity Core – HBCU: Xavier University of Louisiana
  2. Tracey Hermanstyne, PhD,  WUSM Instructor, Department of Medicine and Developmental Biology and Co-Director, Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity – HBCU: Howard University
  3. Julian Magee, PT, DPT, ATC, WUSM Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy & Orthopedic Surgery – HBCU:  Alabama State University
  4. Steven Player, PharmD, MBA, CDM,  BJC Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – HBCU: Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
  5. Winston Wright, MPH, BJC Program Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – HBCU: Fisk University and Morehouse School of Medicine

To register to attend, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s event page.