January 8, 2010

Riley to deliver Martin Luther King Jr. lecture

Wayne Riley, M.D., M.P.H., MBA, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College and professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 18.

Wayne Riley, M.D., M.P.H., MBA

Wayne Riley, M.D., M.P.H., MBA

The lecture, presented at noon in 208 Light Hall, is entitled "What Would Martin Think: Health Disparity and Health Inequity in America." Free and open to the public, the lecture is presented by Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing and School of Medicine in conjunction with the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.

Riley, a member of the Board of Regents of American College of Physicians, became the 10th president and CEO of Meharry in January 2007. Prior to that he was vice-president and vice-dean for Health Affairs and Governmental Relations and associate professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.