BLACK WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE: Dorothy Roberts, a professor of law and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker when Tulane University holds its Black Women’s Health Conference June 13-14 at the Hampton Inn & Suites and the New Orleans Convention Center.

Roberts’ major books include “Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century” and “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty.”

To register for the conference, visit or call (504) 782-6564.

JUDAH TOURO SOCIETY AWARD: The Touro Infirmary Foundation recently announced that Drs. Harris Hyman III and Salvador Caputto will receive the 2014 Judah Touro Society Award at the Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala on Oct. 11.

The JTS Award is the hospital’s highest honor and is voted on by previous JTS Award recipients. It is given annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the welfare of Touro Infirmary.

The award may be given to an honorary board member, a past board member, a member of the medical staff, a volunteer or an employee.

Hyman was appointed to Touro’s medical staff in 1961 and served as medical staff president from 1977 to 1980. While chief of gastroenterology, he developed and started the endoscopy unit at Touro and performed the first gastroscopy. He was the Silver Scope Physician of the Year in 1967, an inaugural member of the Judah Touro Society and a member of the Touro Governing Board.

He is also a past president of the board of directors for Jewish Family Services of Greater New Orleans and on the board of trustees of the Jewish Endowment Foundation. Hyman is currently a clinical professor of medicine at Tulane.

Caputto serves as the chairman of the continuing medical education committee and is a practicing physician with Crescent City Physicians in the hematology/oncology division. Caputto joined Touro in the department of surgery, division of general surgery, in 1981.

Caputto received the 2003 American Cancer Society Award, was a 2010 Distinguished Honoree for the Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force and received the 2012 Kaplan Award.

He has served on both the Touro Governing Board and the Touro Foundation board.