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Dr. Britt receives Tuskegee honorary degree

Story Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 11:08:00 CDT

Tuskegee University conferred an honorary degree on L.D. Britt, MD, MPH,EVMS Brickhouse Professor and Chair of Surgery, at the 12th Annual Biomedical Research Symposium on Sept. 23.

Hosted by Tuskegee's College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, the symposium's theme was "Passion and Compassion in Eliminating Health Disparities." Dr. Britt was a keynote speaker at the symposium.

Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon presented Dr. Britt with a Doctor of Humane Letters.

Dr. Britt is the president of the American College of Surgeons and also was recently awarded honorary fellowships by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Surgeons of Scotland and the West African College of Surgeons.