History of Zollicoffer

About Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer

33rd Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lectureship

The Zollicoffer Lectureship was established in 1981 by members of the UNC chapter of the Student National Medical Association with the support of the Dean Bondurant of the UNC School of Medicine. It is named in honor of Lawrence Zollicoffer, MD. By means of the lecture, we hope to increase the awareness of minority health issues and introduce the student body to dynamic minority role models in the field of medicine. In 2004, the Merrimon Family joined in providing support to this program.

Past Zollicoffer Speakers

2014

Ronny A. Bell, PhD

Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Professor, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention
Wake Forest School of Medicine

2013

Brenda Armstrong, MD

Associate Dean of Medical Education
Dean of Admissions
Duke University School of Medicine
2012

Marie A. Bernard, MD

Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
2011

Elijah Saunders, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA

Professor of Medicine
Head of the Hypertension Section in the Division of Cardiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Meharry Medical College

Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and Affiliations
University of Maryland Hospital
2010

Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Professor in the Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Family Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health
2000s
2009

Sandra Hooker-Harris, PhD

 

Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs
Professor in the Department of Pathology
Morehouse School of Medicine
2004

James W. Collins, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
2008

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

Dean School of Medicine
Senior Vice President of Health Affairs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meharry Medical School
2003

 

Lynt B. Johnson, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery
Georgetown University Medical Center

2007

Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FACS, FCCM

 

Director of the Adult Trauma Service
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
2002

Marcus L. Martin, MD, FACEP

Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine
University of Virginia
2006

Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH

Director of the Primary Care
Residency Program and Associate Chief in the General Medicine Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
2001

L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM

Brickhouse Professor
Chairman of the Department of Surgery
Eastern Virginia Medical School
2005

Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins University, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
2000

Dennis McBride, MD, MPH

State Health Director
Assistant Secretary of Health
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
1990s
1999

Edward G. Helm, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Associate Dean of Community and Minority Health Education
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Head, Section of Surgical Endoscopy
Louisiana State University School of Medicine

1994

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD

Assistant Dean, Government and Community Programs
Harvard School of Public Health
1998

Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD

Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of the History of Medicine, History of Science and Family Medicine
The University of Wisconsin at Madison
1993

Ezra C. Davidson, Jr., MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1997

Eddie L. Hoover, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
State University of New York at Buffalo
1992

Haile T. Debas, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
University of California at San Francisco
1996

Reed V. Tuckson, MD

President
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1991

Janice Douglas, MD

Professor of Medicine
University Hospital & Case Western Reserve University
1995

Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA

Executive Vice-President, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
1990

James R. Gavin, MD, PhD

Professor for Diabetes Studies and Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Services
1980s
1989

Richard A. Williams, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles
1984

Vivian W. Pinn, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
Howard University College of Medicine
1988

Festus O. Adelbonojo, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Meharry Medical College
1983

William W. Funderbunk, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Howard University College of Medicine
1987

Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD

Professor of Surgery
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1982

Alvin F. Poussaint, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard University College of Medicine
1986

Jean Spurloch, MD

Deputy Medical Director
American Psychiatry Association
1981

Louis W. Sullivan, MD

Secretary of Health and Human Services
1985

Donald L. Wilson, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
State University of New York
Downstate Medical Center

2012 Marie A. Bernard, MD

Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health