Two African American Women Leaving Their Academic Posts

J. Nwando Olayiwola, director of the Center for Primary Care Excellence at the University of California, San Francisco, has announced that she is stepping down from her post to become the chief clinical transformation officer for RubiconMD. The healthcare technology company connects primary care physicians with top specialists around the county. This allows patients to consult with specialists without having to leave the office of their primary care physician.

Dr. Olayiwola holds a bachelor’s degree and a medical doctorate from Ohio State University. She also holds a master of public health degree from Harvard University.

Karla FC Holloway, the James B. Duke Professor of English, professor of law, and professor of African and African American studies at Duke University has retired. The University established the Karla Holloway Mentoring Award that will honor an individual who has displayed excellence in mentoring young women and girls. Professor Holloway is the author of eight books including Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature (Duke University Press, 2014).

Professor Holloway is a graduate of Talladega College in Alabama. She holds a master’s degree from the Duke University School of Law and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English and linguistics from Michigan State University.

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