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Zollicoffer 2021
Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, the Zollicoffer family and Zollicoffer committee have made the difficult decision to cancel all Zollicoffer events for 2021. While virtual events have replaced many in-person conferences, lectures, and gatherings, Dr. Zollicoffer and the committee feel strongly that the spirit of Zollicoffer cannot be replicated in a virtual space.

In the absence of formal programming, however, we hope you will take a moment to peruse the website and learn more about Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer. We are already looking forward to seeing you all again next year, when we can hopefully be together and continue learning and striving to carry forth the legacy of Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer as we continue to break down educational barriers and address health disparities.

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 Zollicoffer past


Alumni Reconnect Committee (ARC) Members

  • Katrina Avery, MD ’91
  • Cedric M. Bright, MD ’90
  • Hector Cooper, MD ’96
  • Roy Flood, MD ’91
  • Lisa Gillespie, MD ’94
  • Leon Herndon, MD ‘ 91
  • Yewande Johnson, MD ’99
  • Saundra Maass-Robinson, MD ’81
  • Zana H. Marks, MD ’90
  • Sean McLean, MD ’98
  • Pam Oliver, MD, MPH ’01
  • LeVonne Powell-Tillman, MD ’99
  • Vincent Schooler, MD, MPH ’00
  • Michael L. Zollicoffer, MD ’84
  • Wesley C. Fowler, MD ’66, Associate Dean for Medical Alumni Affairs
  • Georgette Dent, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs