Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences Present:A celebration of the stories of black healthcare professionals

Friday 04 October 2019, 9am - 10pm

Online exhibition recommendation

This October, uea(su) is teaming up with academic schools across UEA to mark Black History Month 2019. As part of this, we’re working with Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences to celebrate the stories of black healthcare professionals: from medical researchers to doctors, physiotherapists to paramedics, and much more. Often, the contributions of black healthcare professionals are ignored, brushed over, or buried in the history books. Stories such as those of Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London and a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society.

In 1979 Anionwu became the first UK sickle/thalassaemia nurse specialist, helping establish the Brent Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Counselling centre in the UK. In 1998 she created the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice at the University of West London. She holds a PhD, was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. We want to celebrate people like Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu. To do this we’re planning to host an exhibition in Norwich Medical School and the Elizabeth Fry Building later on in the year, and we want to give you the opportunity to take part.

 

Email you submissions to j.bello@uea.su 

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