Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Solomon Carter Fuller, MD (2/17/2022)

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Solomon Carter Fuller, MD

Please join us for a virtual celebration honoring the life and legacy Solomon Carter Fuller, MD, the first Black man to graduate from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in 1897. A renowned psychiatrist, neurologist, pathologist and educator, he worked with Dr. Alois Alzheimer and practiced in the Boston area before joining the BUSM faculty in 1919. Upon his retirement from academic medicine in 1933, he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Neurology, and continued in private practice for many years. 

The daylong event is sponsored by the BUSM Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, Diversity & Inclusion Office and BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  

Register directly through zoom at:  https://bostonu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h6RvTXYGThWL7o1Znlv0zg


Target Audience

Physicians, psychologists and social workers in the fields of neurology and psychiatry, primary care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the psychiatric, neurological and neuropathological legacy of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller,

  • Discuss the diversity, equity and inclusion issues facing Black physicians in academic medicine in the past and now

  • Identify ways to improve their own ability equitably detect, diagnose and treat Black patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

9:00-9:10 am                     Opening Remarks and Welcome

9:10-9:50am                       Historical Talk on the Life and Times of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller

9:50-10:20am                    Family Panel with Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller’s Descendants

10:20-11:10                        DEI Talk Regarding Diversity in AD Research Recruitment

11:10-11:40                        Morning Q& A with All Morning Participants/Speakers

11:40am-12:30pm           Lunch Break

12:30 -1:20pm                   Scientific and Clinical Legacy of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller to Cognitive And Behavioral Neurology

1:20-2:10pm                      Scientific and Clinical Legacy of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller to Neuropathology

2:10-3:00pm Pm               Scientific and Clinical Legacy of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller to Psychiatry

3:00-3:30pm                      BU ADRC Center Overview

3:30-3:45pm                      Coffee Break

3:45-4:45pm                      DEI Talk Regarding Academic Promotion and Pipeline of Black Academic Neurologists and Psychiatrists or More Generally Clinician Scientists

4:45pm-5:15pm                Full Course Q& A Faculty

5:15pm- 5:25pm               Closing Remarks

This is a virtual meeting that will be held on Zoom.  

Register directly through zoom at:  https://bostonu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h6RvTXYGThWL7o1Znlv0zg


Chantale Branson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Morehouse Healthcare
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Boston University Medical Center  

David Henderson, MD
Chair Department of Psychiatry, BUSM, Professor of Psychiatry, BUSM

Goldie Smith Byrd, PhD
Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Professor, Social Sciences and Health Policy

Keith Josephs, MD
Professor of Neurology, Professor of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic

Steven Starks, M.D., FAPA
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston College of Medicine

Margaret E. Flanagan, MBBChAssistant Professor of Experimental Pathology and Neuropathology, Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University

Thor Stein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
Associate Director of the Neuropathology Core of the Boston University Alzheimer Disease Center

Altha J. Stewart, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement and Associate Professor, Psychiatry at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Director, Division of Public and Community Psychiatry and Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth in the Department of Psychiatry

Program Manager

Claire P. Grimble, CMP




Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A certifiate of participation is available for all attendees.

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Register directly through Zoom at:  https://bostonu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h6RvTXYGThWL7o1Znlv0zg

Cancellation Policy

This course is subject to change or cancellation.

Special Services

Boston University strives to be accessible, inclusive and diverse in our facilities, programming and academic offerings. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you have a disability, require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason please contact the BUSM-CME Office at least 3 weeks prior to event to discuss your needs.  Please contact us at cme@bu.edu

Please Note
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