Campus Read 2017 - Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy, MD
Our annual Campus Read Program promotes academic discourse and critical thinking on a topic that is both timely and important for our campus community and our mission areas. The book discussion promotes academic discourse and critical thinking on a topic that is both timely and important for our campus community and our mission areas.
One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans. Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine.
Campus Read Event: A Conversation With Damon Tweedy, MD
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Faculty Conference Room
(Lunch Provided @ 11:30 AM)
Facilitator: Mark Johnson, MD, PhD Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery
Moderators: UMass Memorial Residents Josiah Bote, MD and Waldo Zamore, MD
We encourage everyone to read the book and to RSVP for the event. A limited number of copies of the book are available in the library and in Diversity and Inclusion Office.
About the Author
Dr. Damon Tweedy is author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, selected by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Non-Fiction books of 2015. For the last several years, Tweedy has written and lectured on the intersection of race and medicine, publishing articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune, in addition to the medical journals JAMA and Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed both his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Duke Hospital. He is currently an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center.