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U.Va. Alumnus, Class of ’72
EVMS Doctor To Speak At Valediction

November 11, 2002-- Dr. L. D. Britt, professor and chairman of surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a 1972 graduate of the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences, will be the keynote speaker at Valedictory Exercises on Saturday, May 17, at U.Va.

Selected by the University’s Class of 2003 as its speaker, Britt is president of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and is leading a national effort to promote surgical interest among minority medical students.

An eight-time winner of the coveted Eastern Virginia Medical School's Sir William Osler Award for Outstanding Teaching as an Attending Physician, Britt has received numerous awards for his contributions to medical education. He has served as a Brickhouse professor and chairman of the department of surgery at EVMS for the past 13 years.

Britt has also been honored by EVMS faculty with the Dean's Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching in the Clinical Sciences, and with the dean's highest honor, the Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research, and service. He was also selected from more than 15,000 faculty members across Virginia to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Virginia State Council of Higher Education.

Britt received his M.D. and M.P.H. from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Before coming to EVMS, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois and the University of Maryland.

Media contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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