Ninety-one-year-old Margaret Brand to christen new research center at Barry University
Apr 26, 2011
School of Podiatric Medicine honors Dr. Brand and her late husband with building dedication and honorary degrees
Miami Shores, Fla. – Ninety-one-year-old, medical pioneer, Margaret Elizabeth Brand, DPM, will be conferred an honorary doctorate degree from Barry University this week but not before the School of Podiatric Medicine dedicates a new research center in honor of her, and her late husband’s work.
On Friday, April 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Brand will join more than a hundred surgeons, wound care experts and doctors of podiatric medicine at Barry University’s Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine, 320 NW 115th St., (behind the main Miami Shores campus) for a dedication ceremony of Barry’s first research hub; the “Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center.”
Doctors Paul and Margaret Brand’s groundbreaking work, from Louisiana to India, made it possible for insensate patients, including those with leprosy and diabetes, to function normally despite enormous handicaps. The new “Paul & Margaret Research Center” will enable Barry University professors and students to conduct research studies to identify the best treatment to promote wound healing, reduce amputations and educate the public on prevention.
Brand will accept her honorary Doctor of Science degree on Saturday, April 30 at Barry University’s Broad Performing Arts Center, conferred by university president, Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD. Brand will also accept a posthumous honorary Doctor of Science degree for her late husband Dr. Paul Wilson Brand during the podiatric medicine graduation ceremony.
“The mission of the ‘Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center’ is to create a world class research site utilizing the collaborative efforts of basic and clinical sciences,” said Dr. Jeffrey Jensen, dean of the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. “The research will result in publications in peer-reviewed journals, enhancing Barry University’s academic and scholarly reputation as well as the resident and student experience at Barry.”