Health Sciences Diversity

Walter Allen Memorial Community Lecture with Dr. Goldie S. Byrd

September 28, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Dr. Goldie Byrd is Professor of Biology, and Director Center for Outreach in Alzheimer's Aging and Community Health.  She is a former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina A & T State University.  She completed postdoctoral work at Meharry, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also completed a sabbatical in human genetics at Duke University and is adjunct faculty at Duke in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Byrd returned to North Carolina A&T in 2003, after serving on the faculties of Tennessee State University and North Carolina Central University. She was the first female chair of Biology and the first permanent female dean of Arts and Sciences at A&T. In 2008 she became the Nathan F. Simms Endowed Distinguished Professor of Biology. As Dean at A&T, Dr. Byrd is responsible for 311 full-time and part time faculty and more than 3500 undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Byrd has raised more than $60 million in research, research training, scholarships and endowments. Dr. Byrd has won numerous awards for her teaching, mentoring and research excellence, including the UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence, the National Black College Hall of Fame Science Award, the Leadership North Carolina Stanly Frank Leadership Award, and the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama at a White House ceremony. She serves on state and national boards, and consults with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the Alzheimer’s Association.  Dr. Byrd will present a lecture "Alzheimer's Disease:  Engaging Families and Communities in Response to a Growing Health Crisis", Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to Melita Terry at or call 412-692-2712 no later than Thursday, September 21, 2017. 

Location and Address

Hill House Kaufmann Center, 2nd floor conference room.  The address is 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (located next door to the Hill House Center). 

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