Pioneers of Science, Medicine, and the Arts
Contributions by Adrian Clark, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
For Black History Month, RVU spotlighted several Black American men and women who made significant contributions to the fields of science, medicine, and the arts. These pioneers include Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, who performed the first open heart surgery in 1893; Katherine Johnson, mathematical genius who mapped the trajectory of the first American manned flight into space; Vivien Thomas, who developed a procedure used to treat blue baby syndrome; and Berry Gordy Jr., founder of the iconic Motown Records, to name a few!
Read more profiles on the RVU Blog here.