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Medical student leadership summit to be Dec. 3

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Nov. 24, 2010)   —   Leadership by women will be one of the topics Dec. 3 when the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University holds its second annual Medical Student Leadership Summit.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee will be the luncheon keynote speaker. In 1993, Dr. Ross-Lee became the first African-American woman dean of a U.S. medical school, leading the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001. During her tenure as dean, Ross-Lee "reformulated the entire course of study and drafted a women's curriculum, earning a reputation as a change agent," according to the National Library of Medicine. She is also the sister of singer/entertainer Diana Ross.

Ross-Lee's talk will be from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Other speakers include Dr. Robert Bitonte, president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association; and Dr. Paul Camnitz, a local physician and member of the N.C. Medical Board.

Health care providers are encouraged to attend. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the event is from 1 to 4:50 p.m. at the Greenville Hilton and is funded in part by a grant from ECU’s BB&T Center for Leadership Development. For more information, contact Jennifer Harris at or 328-0607.


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