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March 01, 2018

14th Annual Hamilton Holmes Lecture featuring Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
5:00 pm
Emory School of Medicine, Room 110
James B. Williams Medical Education Building

Join us for the 2018 Hamilton Holmes Lecture.  Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter battled the racial divide in the early 1960's by becoming the first African-Americans to attend the University of Georgia.  Holmes was fueled by his calling to be a physician.   He was the first African-American to enter and graduate from Emory University School of Medicine where he excelled and then matched into orthopaedics.  Dr. Holmes went on, among many things, to become the Medical Director at Grady Memorial Hospital and Associate Dean.

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We are honored to welcome Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS to speak at the 14th Hamilton Holmes Lecture.  Dr. Okanlami's message is profound, and not too disimilar to that of Dr. Holmes.   Dr. Okanlami distinctly understands both sides of a catastrophic medical event.  “I have the desire to improve the access to and delivery of healthcare and medical education around the world, using innovation and technology,” he says. “I am dedicated to demonstrating that being ‘disabled’ does not mean that one is ‘unable’ by providing examples, opportunities, and resources for individuals with disabilities to lead healthy, active, and fulfilling lives.”

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