Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine marks annual investiture Friday


GloriaAWilderSeventy-five medical students will receive their Doctor of Medicine degrees Friday, May 10, in the Investiture Ceremony of Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Admission is by invitation.

Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp, Ph.D., who is among the speakers, will confer the students’ degrees.

This year’s Investiture speaker is Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH, a nationally-recognized pediatrician, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice. She has served as chair of Mobile Health Programs for the Children’s Health Project of D.C. at Georgetown University and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Wilder is president and chief executive officer of CORE HEALTH, a health care access solutions company dedicated to assisting underserved communities.

Wilder has received numerous awards for her work including the National Caring Award, given for exceptional generosity and commitment to service, and the Physician Humanitarian of the Year Award by George Washington University.

The ceremony, which is being streamed live at, will also include recognition of graduates of Marshall’s Biomedical Sciences program and the announcement of the School of Medicine Alumni Association’s Honorary Alumnus for 2013.

In addition to this ceremony, there will be a senior awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Harless Auditorium of the MU Medical Center.


Photo: Dr. Gloria A. Wilder, a nationally recognized pediatrician, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice, will speak at the investiture ceremony for Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Friday, May 10.