Black History Month

Black History Month, or African American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States. This celebration recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history to our nation and world.

At the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine we take this opportunity to recognize our outstanding Black alumni who are excelling in clinical practice, academic medicine, research and other fields. The School of Medicine also marks Black History Month with a number of events. These efforts are led by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and our Student National Medical Association chapter.    

Black History Month: Alumni Spotlights

FEATURED ALUMNUS: Kimberly D. Austin, MD ('01)

Meet Kimberly D. Austin, MD (’01), a proud Huntington native who chose the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for her medical education journey because of the close-to-home experience. >>Read More

Additional Spotlights: 

Tyshaun M. James-Hart, MD
Class of 1989

Yusif Mohammed, MD
Class of 2017

Rebecca Phaeton, MD
Class of 2004

Jerome Puryear Jr., MD
Class of 1997

Lawrence C. Uradu, MD
Class of 2012

George C. Willis, MD
Class of 2007