Town Hall 3 Drs Hildreth & Brashear
From Ken Kaplan
Dr James Hildreth is President and CEO of Meharry Medical College and former Dean of the College of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hildreth is internationally recognized for his work demonstrating the importance of cholesterol and specialized membrane regions containing cholesterol in HIV infection. You can read more about him here. In 2002, Dr. Hildreth became the first African American in the 125-year history of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to earn full professorship with tenure in the basic sciences. In July, 2005, Dr. Hildreth became director of the NIH-funded Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College. On July 1, 2015, Dr. Hildreth returned to Meharry Medical College to serve as the 12th president and chief executive officer of the nation’s largest private, independent historically black academic health sciences center. Check out some of his recent interviews regarding racial disparities in coronavirus cases on MSNBC and on how US Healthcare is showing patterns of bias on NPR.