Elizabeth Blackwell Day

In 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree. She graduated from Geneva Medical College, an institution that has since become Upstate Medical University. Each year our organization sets aside one day to honor Dr. Blackwell and provide an opportunity for reflection on her legacy and on women in medicine today. The central part of the celebration is a keynote speaker, a woman who exemplifies this legacy of distinction, innovation and leadership in the medical field.

Contact: Marsha Peart, peartm@upstate.edu

Officers:

President: Marsha Peart
Vice President: Lauren Jarchin
Treasurer: Maxine Owusu
Fundraising Coordinator: Carlos Brown

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Margaret Maimone

Information regarding student organization meetings and activities may be found posted on the Upstate Campus Activities web calendar.