Legacy of Rebecca Lee Crumpler Celebration

Boston University School of Medicine is hosting a celebration to honor The Legacy of Rebecca Lee Crumpler. We are happy to share this with you and invite you to consider attending this event.

In 1864, a 33-year-old woman named Rebecca Davis Lee (Crumpler) became the first Black American woman to earn a degree in medicine, awarded by the New England Female Medical College, a pioneering institution that became Boston University’s School of Medicine (BUSM) in 1873. She would have turned 190 on February 8th, 2021.

To commemorate and celebrate her legacy, BUSM is hosting free, virtual special events during the week of February 8 featuring prominent, trailblazing Black women leaders throughout academic medicine, including—

· Judith Absalon, MD, MPH, Pfizer Vaccine Research & Development

· Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Rhode Island Department of Public Health

· Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, University of California-Riverside

· Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD, PhD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine

· Alicia Monroe, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

· Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine and Science

· Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, Harvard

For more information and to register, click here.


Last updated: 01-29-2021