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Provost Agho to Participate in Panel Discussion About Potential of Local Academic Medical Center

Austin Agho, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Old Dominion University, will be one of the panelists at a community forum aimed at exploring how a collaborative academic medical center could improve the health and economy of Hampton Roads.

"What's in it for Hampton Roads? The Benefits of a Collaborative Academic Medical Center" is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24. It can be viewed online via BlueJeans Events.

This forum is the second in a series hosted by Eastern Virginia Medical School. It will provide an opportunity for business and community leaders, the medical community and the general public to engage with some of the nation's premier thought leaders in medicine and health on how academic medical centers can benefit communities they serve.

Sentara Healthcare announced in January the awarding of a $4 million grant to Old Dominion and Norfolk State University to help develop a regional School of Public Health. Additionally, Sentara is investing up to $3 million to support collaboration among ODU, EVMS and Norfolk State University as they address public health and health inequities in underserved communities.

Other panelists at the event will be Dr. Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine, former president and CEO of Duke University Medical Center and former chair of medicine at Harvard and Stanford universities; Dr. Elias Zerhouni, former director of the National Institutes of Health and former global head of research for the pharmaceutical giant Sanofi; and Javaune Adams-Gaston, president of Norfolk State. Dr. L.D. Britt, the Edward J. Brickhouse Chair in Surgery, the Henry Ford Professor of Surgery and chair of surgery at EVMS and a member of the National Academies of Medicine, will moderate the event. Dr. Richard V. Homan, president and provost of EVMS and dean of the School of Medicine, will serve as host.

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