Senator Brown highlights UH Minority Welcome Dinner
News Desk | 8/6/2014, 12:35 p.m.
Senator Sherrod Brown was the keynote speaker for the annual University Hospital Case Medical Center’s dinner to honor new minority medical students, fellows and faculty along with house staff. Senator Brown gave the audience an update on health issues before Congress.
The evening began with a reception while the guests enjoyed the music of the band Hubb’s Groove.
Fred C. Rothstein, MD, president University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Susan L. Padrino, MD welcomed the audience to the 24th Annual event. Padrino is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Science, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jawanza Colvin, pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, gave the invocation.
Master of Ceremonies for the program was Igboeli Blessing, MD.
In addition to the speech by the senator, the highlight of the evening was the presentation of awards. The Betty T. Pinkney Community Mentor Award went to Carolyn Hope. The Edgar B. Jackson Jr., MD Faculty Mentor Award went to Wanda Cruz-Wright, MD. The Edgar B. Jackson Jr., MD Endowed Chair for Clinical Excellence and Diversity went to Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD and The KeyBank Minority Family Physician Award went to Ojomah Emono.
Carla M. Harwell, MD, Medical Director, UH Otis Moss Jr. Health Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine introduced the new minority faculty, House Staff and Fellows to the audience.
Dr. Harwell also introduced Isaac Ghansah,who led his fellow classmates in their pledge.