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2023 Zollicoffer Lecture

On behalf of UNC School of Medicine & the Zollicoffer family, the Office of Scholastic Enrichment & Equity is excited to announce the return of the annual Zollicoffer Lecture!

Please mark your calendars for Friday, February 24, 2023. The lecture will be held at noon in 2204 MBRB.

This year the Zollicoffer Committee is excited to announce Pete Kadens & Keisha Gibson, MD as our 2023 speakers.

Mr. Kadens and Dr. Gibson will speak on the intersection of educational and health disparities. Pete Kadens is the Founder and Co-Chair of Hope Chicago & Chairman of The Kadens Family Foundation. Keisha Gibson, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at UNC School of Medicine.

Lecture registration is available:

Zollicoffer History

Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer (1930-1976) was the fourth African-American graduate of the UNC School of Medicine and founder of the Garywn Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Zollicoffer graduated from NC A&T State University at age 17, the youngest to do so. He then earned his medical degree in 1962 from UNC School of Medicine after waiting nearly a decade for its doors to open to students of color. A supporter and activist for civil and human rights, Dr. Zollicoffer dedicated his life to the health care of the community in which he practiced. Throughout his life, he exemplified qualities that students admire and hope to emulate as future physicians.

History of Zollicoffer

Highlights from past Zollicoffer events