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AMA PRESIDENT DR. PATRICE HARRIS SPEAKING AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY

 
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AMA PRESIDENT DR. PATRICE HARRIS SPEAKING AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY
 
 
ATHENS, W.Va. – Patrice A. Harris, M.D. will speak at Concord University on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Dr. Harris became president of the American Medical Association (AMA) in June 2019, and the organization’s first African-American woman to hold this position.

Her presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on Concord’s Athens campus. There is no admission charge for the event. The Concord campus community and the general public are invited to attend.
           
Dr. Harris has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, public health administrator, patient advocate and medical society lobbyist. She currently spearheads the AMA’s efforts to end the opioid epidemic and has been chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force since its inception in 2014. 
           
Growing up in Bluefield, W.Va., Dr. Harris dreamt of entering medicine at a time when few women of color were encouraged to become physicians. She spent her formative years at West Virginia University, earning a BA in psychology, an MA in counseling psychology and ultimately, a medical degree in 1992. It was during this time that her passion for helping children emerged, and she completed her psychiatry residency and fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the Emory University School of Medicine.
           
Dr. Harris’ visit to Concord is being hosted by the Concord University Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information contact Nancy Ellison at nellison@concord.edu or 304-384-6086.
 
 
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