Black History Month: Bill Morice, M.D., Ph.D.

Answers From the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, to honor Black History Month. They reflect on important advancements in healthcare and laboratory medicine that were led by Black healthcare professionals and scholars. They also discuss health inequities that impact communities throughout the United States.

Their discussion includes:

  • A few of the major advancements in the medical field made by Black scholars, nurses, doctors, and surgeons, and important contributions to laboratory medicine by pioneering Black physicians and physician-scientists.
  • Health inequities, accessibility issues, and diseases that are more prevalent in African Americans and people of lower socioeconomic status.
  • How misinformation impacts preventive health measures.

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Luci Gens

Luci Gens is a marketing manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She joined Mayo Clinic in 2022 and has over ten years of experience in hospital-based marketing and communications.