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Community Invited to Inaugural Donald T. Moore, MD, Endowed Lecture on 10/24

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Donald T. Moore

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Duke Ob/Gyn is proud to present the inaugural Donald T. Moore, MD, Endowed Lecture honoring the legacy of the esteemed physician, educator and community leader. The goal of the Moore Lectureship is to bring to Duke and Durham nationally recognized experts on such topics as health care disparities, societal issues related to access to care, and the economics and politics of health care. The event takes place on October 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Durham Armory (220 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701).

Following the evolving desegregation of Duke Hospital, Dr. Moore had a tremendous impact as the first African American Fellow in the School of Medicine. He was asked to join the Department of Ob/Gyn at the invitation of Chairman Roy T. Parker, MD.

Dr. Moore came to Durham in 1965. He joined the medical staff of Lincoln Hospital, and served as Chief of Ob/Gyn. In 1968 he joined the staff at the Duke University Medical Center as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This was the first time that an African American physician had held such a position at Duke University. Dr. Moore was in private practice for 23 years in Durham and during this time maintained his teaching position. He trained many Duke residents, medical students, and nurses. His teaching role continued at Durham Regional Hospital, now Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Hospital. In 1988, he became a full-time Associate Clinical Professor at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Moore was especially supportive of Lincoln Community Health Center during its formative years, providing both clinical leadership and encouragement to Center staff. He was the primary provider of service for the Center's prenatal clinics in conjunction with the Durham County Health Department and Duke University. He was also the physician who served the Center's Gynecology Clinic for 20 years and was Director of the Family Planning Service. Dr. Moore was always willing to go a step beyond what was required and was committed to the community and patients served by Lincoln Community Health Center.

Dr. Moore was a diplomate of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society of Medicine; F. Bayard Carter Society, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the National Medical Association.


Henry Foster, MD

Professor emeritus and former Dean, School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology- Vanderbilt University
Senior Advisor to former President Bill Clinton on teen pregnancy reduction and youth issues
Nominee, U.S. Surgeon General
Author: Make a Difference


Louis Sullivan, MD

Former Secretary, US Dept. of Health and Human Services (1989–1993)
Founding Dean of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College
Chair, Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce, an outgrowth of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Duke University School of Medicine
Author: Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine and The Morehouse Mystique: Becoming a Doctor at the Nation’s Newest African American Medical School

The event is Co-sponsored by Duke Health - Office of the Chancellor, the Duke University School of Medicine and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

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