The Antioch Baptist Church honors ONSMS Member Dr. Charles Johnson, Jr. for his pioneering work as the first black physician on Duke University's medical faculty.
In celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH I'd like to share with everyone the first installment of a 3-part Series of a conversation I had the privilege of enjoying earlier this month with one of our long standing and distinguished members, Dr. Charles Johnson, MD.
GREENSBORO Alvin Vincent Blount, Jr., 94, a physician and civic leader, passed on Friday, January 6, 2017. Dr. Blount was the last living litigant in the case of Simkins v. Moses Cone Hospital (1963), the landmark Supreme Court decision that desegregated hospitals throughout the South. Following the lawsuit, he became the [...]
"Hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, DC's, Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. It was from the steps of the memorial that King delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. King's many speeches and nonviolent actions were instrumental in shaping the nation's outlook on equality.” —from Open Vault from WGBH Listen [...]
Mentorship of black boys: A goal of the Old North State Medical Society. Amazing programs in effect! MEANINGFUL MENTORSHIP Every year, almost as many black males are killed in Oakland, California, as graduate high school ready for college. But the country’s first public school program developed specifically for African American males is changing [...]
“B12 deficiency is the most misunderstood ignored and costly epidemic costing billions of healthcare dollars. It causes debilitating health, anemia, intellectual disabilities in children, mental illness, cognitive decline, fall-related trauma, and it can cause premature death”. Sally Pacholok RN. […]