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For Immediate Release 
Contact: Odessa Hines
Phone: 919-546-8268 


Lecture Series Honors Shaw Alum 

Dr. Fred Long Lecture Provides Health and Wellness Information from Local Doctors 

Raleigh, NC (January 27, 2012) – Shaw University and the United Negro College Fund will host the first annual Dr. Fred Long, Jr. lecture series on Saturday, January 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Institute for Health, Social and Community Research (IHSCR) Building on the Shaw University campus. The lecture series honors Shaw alum Dr. Fred Long, Jr., a long-time Raleigh physician who served the Triangle community for more the 32 years.

The lecture will feature a panel discussion from local doctors on how Triangle residents can practice preventive medicine to maintain good health. Panelists include Dr. Allen G. Mask, physician at Raleigh Urgent Care Center and Health Team physician at WRAL-TV; Dr. Milton D. Quigless, Jr., surgeon with the U.S. Department of Defense; and Dr. Eric Rivera, dentist and graduate program director and chair of the Department of Endodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry.

The goal of this annual lecture series is to emphasis the importance of implementing every day measures to prevent illness and disease, particularly within the African- American community. In addition, organizers aim to expose college students to the wide range of career opportunities in the health profession.


 Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the first historically black university in the South. Shaw is a private, co-educational liberal arts university that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.