Annual Women in Medicine Celebration
Despite their humble beginnings, the goal of these annual meetings changed drastically in 2009, following the untimely passings of two well-loved female faculty members, Dr. Dona Harris and Dr. Kris Detmer. In their memory, the MUSM Class of 2009 created the Detmer-Harris Women in Medicine Endowed Lectureship Series, which focuses on the lives and influence of women in the development of modern medicine.
In 2010, the Medical Library Director, Jan LaBeause, continued the Women in Medicine tradition and expanded the celebration to include a Cajun cookoff and silent auction. No longer a “girls only” club, the Women in Medicine Celebrations are open to all Mercer faculty, staff and students, as well as community members and health professionals. Proceeds from all activities go to benefit the Detmer-Harris Fund.
For more information about the ANNUAL WOMEN IN MEDICINE CELEBRATION please contact: Kim Meeks, Interim Director, Medical Library & LRC; phone: 478-301-2519; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.