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Dolores C. Shockley Lecture & Partnership Award

2018 Dolores C. Shockley Lecture

Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C.
American Heart Association President-Elect

"Reflections of a Cardiovascular Physician Scientist"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 4:00 PM

Shockley 2.fw.pngDolores C. Shockley, Ph.D., Professor Emerita at Meharry Medical College, has the distinction of being the first African American woman in the nation to receive a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and the first to Chair a Department of Pharmacology at an accredited medical school.  Dr. Shockley’s research focused on the chemical compounds to treat stimulant dependency and overdose. As Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Meharry in the late 1980s and into the 1990s, she worked closely with Dr. Lee Limbird to unite students at Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University. Together, they developed several joint programs, including monthly student seminars on both campuses.  These interactions continue today with a joint pharmacology scientific retreat each spring that inspires collaboration and continued reciprocal mentoring.  Recipients of the Dr. Dolores C. Shockley Lecture and Partnership Award are recognized for their involvement in partnerships that foster minority scientist career development.  The Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University is proud to host this award.


Dolores C. Shockley Lecture History

2015 Freeman A. Harbowski, III, Ph.D.
2013 James E.K. Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D.
2011 Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
2009 Peter R. MacLeish, Ph.D.