WMU News

Emergency room physician to speak on interpersonal violence

March 3, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- The Association of Minorities in the Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University will sponsor its first banquet Saturday, March 21.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the West Ballroom of the Bernhard Center and will feature an address by Dr. Reynold Trowers, director of the emergency department at Harlem Hospital Center and medical director of paramedics at the Harlem Base Station in New York City. The title of his talk is "Interpersonal Violence: Perspectives from a Black Emergency Physician."

Trowers received his medical training at Brown University and his residency training in internal medicine and emergency medicine at the Harlem Hospital Center. He is board certified in both of those fields.

This is the first year the Association of Minorities in the Biological Sciences is a registered student organization at WMU. It currently has about 30 members. The organization is intended to serve as a support network for underrepresented students in pursuit of careers in the biological and biomedical sciences.

The cost to attend the banquet is $10. To make reservations and obtain tickets, persons may call Sherrie Y. Fuller, adviser to the association, in the Division of Minority Affairs at (616) 387-4785 or Mianda Carr, a member of the group, at (616) 353-2859. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 17.

Media contact: Ruth Stevens; ruth.stevens@wmich.edu


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