Friends and Colleagues,

When President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, he called upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” In today’s newsletter, we are reminded, as a number of our African American students and faculty came together during Black History Month, to talk about African American contributions to medicine, that history is as much about today as it is about the past.