Race and medicine

In Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, author Dr. Damon Tweedy explores issues such as bias in medicine, the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients. On Mar. 28 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100, Dr. Tweedy will give a talk on the topics raised in his bestselling memoir. Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and is an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health System. He has published pieces about race and medicine in the New York TimesWashington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Raleigh News & Observer, as well as in various medical journals. Sponsor: Park Street Corporation Speaker Series. Read a Q&A with Dr. Tweedy in U.S. News & World Report.

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