The guest speaker will be Patrice Harris, MD, MA. Dr. Harris is an American psychiatrist and the first African American woman to be elected president of the American Medical Association. She was elected the 174th president in June 2019. Dr. Harris is a native of West Virginia and received her Doctor of Medicine degree at West Virginia University.
“Perspectives In…” is a discussion-based series that provides students an opportunity to explore societal issues and social constructs that affect both acts of service and the learning process. Supported by the Center for Service and Learning, the series seeks to explore volunteerism, community engagement, issues of equity in service to community and other topics identified by the WVU student body.
As service-minded students, participating in this event will provide you with a deeper understanding of the experiences of fellow Mountaineers while overcoming obstacles in the face of adversity, no matter your background.
Dr. Harris has held many leadership positions at the state level, including serving on the board and as president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and on the Medical Association of Georgia’s Council on Legislation, its Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, and its Membership Task Force. She was also the founding president of the Georgia Psychiatry Political Action Committee. In 2001, Dr. Harris was selected Psychiatrist of the Year by the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association. In 2007, she was inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Currently, she serves on the WVU Board of Governors. In addition, Dr. Harris is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
When you attend this event, you will be entered into a random drawing for an Apple TV, sponsored by the Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership!