a tribute by Elizabeth Erkel

Herman, it was my privilege to witness and be touched by your interaction with the students in the South Carolina Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program over several summers. Your discussion of the impact of rural, Black culture on health care influenced those future health care providers to communicate sensitivity and respect for their patients. Thank you for helping me and my students listen with our eyes, our hearts, and souls …

Elizabeth Erkel, PhD, RN,
Professor Emerita, Medical University of South Carolina