Dr. James Gavin at 16th Annual Walter Lesley Henry Symposium

Dr. James R. Gavin

WASHINGTON -- James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and chief medical officer of Healing Our Village, Inc., clinical professor medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and clinical professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Walter Lester Henry Jr. Symposium.

During the symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Tower Auditorium of Howard University Hospital, Gavin will discuss “The Current Status of Genomics in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease.”

Healing Our Village is a health communication corporation, headquartered in Lanham, Md., that specializes in targeted advocacy, training, education and outreach for health care professionals and minority communities.

Gavin was president of the Morehouse School of Medicine from 2002-2004.  He formerly served as senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and director of the HHMI-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program.

Also speaking are:
Dr. Anthony J. Cannon, a physician in private practice in Hamilton, N.J., who is co-sponsored by the Medico-Chirugical Society of D.C., Inc.;

Stanley Lipkowitz, M.D., Ph.D., senior investigator for the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology Center for Cancer Research at the Cancer Institute, and,

Dr. Jeffrey B. Kopp, of the Kidney Disease Branch of the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

The symposium is in honor of Dr. Walter Lester Henry, a long-time professor of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine before his death in 1991 and formerly vice dean of the college, chair of the Department of Medicine, chief of the Endocrine Section of the Department of Medicine and the John B. Johnson Professor of Medicine beginning in 1972.


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