Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine hosting traveling art exhibit

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is hosting the traveling art exhibit, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons,” in the lobby of the Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital. The art will be on display until Nov.2.

The exhibit tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplified excellence in their fields and believed in the importance of mentoring younger physicians and surgeons. Other academic surgeons from around the country also are featured in the exhibit.

“We are so pleased to offer this free exhibit to our community,” said Dr. Shelvy Campbell, assistant dean for diversity at the SOM. “I encourage visitors to our medical campus to take a moment and enjoy the remarkable stories brought to life on these panels.”

The Opening Doors exhibit has been traveling to medical schools and academic medical centers since 2007. It was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Baltimore, Md.