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After a long and distinguished medical career, Frank Eugene Staggers, Sr., M.D., died on Nov. 11, 2013 at the age of 87. The California Wellness Foundation joins countless public health professionals in honoring his remarkable legacy to expand the diversity of the health care workforce and reduce health disparities. He founded many organizations, including the St. Luke's Society, which creates alliances between African American doctors and ministers, and co-founded the Alta Bates Summit Ethnic Health Institute. He was active with many professional organizations, such as the NAACP, American Medical Association (AMA), was chairman of the AMA Consortium on Minority Physicians, chairman of the Alta Bates Summit Ethnic Health Institute and served as past president of the California Medical Association. He mentored numerous health professionals, including a former Surgeon General of the U.S.
Those interested in honoring his legacy may contribute to the Frank and Carolyn Staggers Memorial Fund to Promote Diversity in Higher Education, at U.C. Berkeley. Donations to this fund will be matched as part of the Haas Scholarship Challenge, and will establish a permanent, endowed scholarship fund for undergraduate students at Berkeley. More.
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New America Media August 25, 2013
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Sacramento Bee August 20, 2013
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Voice of O.C. August 1, 2013
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