Dr. Maurice D. Hinson, Resident Physician in Internal Medicine at New York – Presbyterian Hospital was the Keynote Speaker at the UMF 14th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. He was passionate about his journey and equally passionate about possibilities for the future through his “young brothers and sisters”

The native Philadelphian, member of the first UMF cohort in 2004 to receive a scholarship, and 2015 graduate of Drexel University College of medicine, returned home to address the UMF scholars, families and friends. He gave a stirring mix of history lesson – “Black is beautiful”, “Black is Brilliant”, and motivational charge to the students to respond to the “state of emergency for black people” by regaining and keeping confidence in their self worth. “You are the Truth , and your lives absolutely matters”, he said.