July 14, 2022, 7:30 p.m.


Auditorium M203
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Contact Info

Ryan Bell, Black Father Family at ryan@uwrv.org.

Please join the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for a conversation hosted by the Black Family Father Initiative between Robert Winn, M.D. and Dr. William L. Lee as they discuss the health disparities that affect black men, fathers and families in our communities.

Hosted by the Black Father Family

Sponsored by

  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • New Horizons Healthcare
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Robert Winn Headshot

As director of VCU Massey Cancer Center, Winn oversees a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute that provides advanced cancer care, conducts groundbreaking research to discover new therapies for cancer, offers high-quality education and training, and engages with the community to make advancements in cancer treatment and prevention equally available to all. He is leading the nation in establishing a 21st-century model of equity for cancer science and care, in which the community is informing and partnering with Massey on its research to best address the cancer burden and disparities of those the cancer center serves, with a local focus but global impact. A pulmonologist, Winn is committed to community-engaged research centered on eliminating health disparities.

William Lee Headshot

Lee is the founding Chairman of New Horizons Healthcare. The origins of New Horizons can be traced to active grassroots efforts initiated in the early 1990s to improve the health of the residents of NW Roanoke. Loudon Avenue Christian Church, where Rev. Lee served as pastor for 39 years, served as the first home of New Horizons Healthcare.

Statement about accessibility and accommodation

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. All virtual events will have automated captions. Recorded events will have edited captions available soon after the event. If you desire live captioning or a sign language interpreter, please contact the organizer two weeks before the event. 

For in-person events, the main VTCSOM building at Riverside 2 is wheelchair accessible from the elevators inside the parking garage. Blind or visually impaired users may need assistance finding the elevators under the building, or using the stairs in front of the building.

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