– April 13, 2017–
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) celebrates the generous contributions of
Henry “Hank” Aaron -- as the Louis C. Vanguard recipient -- to the Atlanta
health community and allows donors to “experience” how the school is leading
the creation and advancement of health equity during the 10th annual Hugh M.
Gloster Society Celebration on Thursday, April 13. This year’s sold-out event,
co-chaired by Ted Decker, executive vice president of merchandising for The
Home Depot and Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Arnika Dawkins (’87), owner of CaduceusUSA
and the Arnika Dawkins Gallery, has raised more than $800,000.
evening’s events will allow attendees to visit and share with faculty, staff
and students during a series of interactive “experiences” in the school’s Louis
W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care.
annual celebration is not only a thank you to our members, but a chance to show
how their contributions are impacting the lives of students and those most
vulnerable in our communities through scholarships, investment of research,
healthcare and health,” explains MSM President and Dean Valerie Montgomery
Rice, M.D. “Their generous support is cultivating the next generation of health
and science professionals in science, technology, arts, engineering, and
mathematics (STEAM) programs.”
the school’s founder the late Dr. Hugh M. Gloster, since 2006 society members
have donated more than $10.5 million to support the school’s mission. The
donations have been used to improve overall health and well-being, diversify
the health and scientific workforce and improve primary health care, with emphasis
on people of color, the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia, the
nation, and the world.
To learn more
about MSM’s mission in action and how you can get involved, visit msm.edu.