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AMMP Chair Loretta Holliday
welcomes members and
friends, old and new.

Rev. Ana Ruth Hibgee-Barzola
of the Mass General Chaplaincy
leads the opening prayer.

Mass General President
Peter Slavin, M.D., accepts
an award given to him for his commitment to AMMP and issues of diversity
AMMP Secretary Jennifer Jackson
sings a stirring rendition of
"Lift Every Voice and Sing,"
a Negro spiritual written by
James Weldon Johnson.
Dr. R. Rox Anderson, M.D.,
Research Director of the Wellman Laboratories and mentor to Dr. Battle, introduces the keynote speaker.

Dr. Eliot Battle, Jr., M.D., displays poise, humor and emotion as he takes
the audience on an
audio and visual journey
through the life of
his self-proclaimed hero,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Battle also described how
he made his dreams a reality.

Just a few of the folks who made it happen…
(l to r)
Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse
Jeanette Ives Erickson, R.N.;
AMMP Secretary Jennifer Jackson; AMMP Vice Chair Jacki Flowers;
AMMP Chair of Public Relations Committee Wanda Velazquez;
former AMMP Chair Ronald Greene, R.N.; MGH President Peter Slavin, M.D.;
AMMP Chair Loretta Holliday; AMMP member Ana Ruth Higbee-Barzola;
AMMP Advisor Oswald Mondejar; and keynote speaker Eliot Battle, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Event
January 10, 2003
Early on a Friday morning in January, members of AMMP and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) community gathered to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While it was cold outside, the mood was warm and inviting inside, as 88 people listened intently while Eliot Battle, Jr., M.D., keynote speaker at the event, praised Dr. King, and spoke about how Dr. King's life and lessons paved the way for his own success and the success of many others. A former MGH fellow, Dr. Battle is now an assistant professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and an internationally recognized researcher in the field of dermatology.

Former MGH president James J. Mongan, M.D., and current president Peter Slavin, M.D., were honored for their commitment to AMMP and to supporting diversity throughout MGH and Partners HealthCare.
Keynote speaker
Dr. Eliot Battle, Jr.,
talks with MGH President
Dr. Peter Slavin.