Tuesday, 10 November, 2020
The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine will host the 2020 John H. Gladney, M.D. Virtual Awards and Recognition via webinar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The deadline to register for the event is Sunday, Nov. 8.
Contessa Metcalfe, M.D., star of Bravo TV’s “Married to Medicine,” and a graduate of the School of Medicine, will discuss her time at Saint Louis University, her career as a physician, and how her medical degree has helped navigate her career advancement as the awards’ keynote speaker.
Special guests include Judith Gladney and Connie Agard, daughters of John H. Gladney, M.D. The recognition event will also feature Daniel Blash, Ph.D., vice dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for the School of Medicine; Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D., interim assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Medicine; and Robert Wilmott, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.
Awards and recognitions will include the John H. Gladney Award, the John Berry Meachum Scholarship, the newly founded Michael T. Railey Award, the Will You Remember Award, the Mound City Awards, and the Diversity Champion recognition.
Submit questions for the keynote speaker prior to the event through the "Message to Coordinator" box on the registration page. The Q&A feature will be available during the webinar for attendees to ask questions.
All registrants will receive the Zoom webinar link on Monday, Nov. 9.
The John H. Gladney, M.D. Lectures and Recognition Webinar, along with the Gladney Student Awards, are named in honor of the late John H. Gladney, M.D. He was a well-known and respected member of the medical community, both locally and nationally. He was chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, the first African-American to hold the position of Chairman of a basic science or clinical department. He was committed to improving diversity at the University and within the field of medicine.