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The Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion works with other departments to bring diversity leadership and other experts to RFU to talk to students about diversity, inclusion, gender, health disparities, and other topics.


"A Symposium on Race in Medicine: Genetic Validity or Racist Legacy?"

Presented by the CMS Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
August 31, 2020
Symposium Program:
Mildred Olivier, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learning Environment, Chicago Medical School
(start time 00:00:00)
"Abandoning Race as a Measure of Human Difference in Biomedical Research"
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH
Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
(start time 00:04:15)
"Patient Testimonial: When Assumptions Can be Deadly"
Jocelyn Willis McClelland
(start time 00:33:36)
"'Why Are You Eating Hot Dogs Every Day?' - Navigating Nutrition, Food Deserts, and Racial Health Disparities in Chicago"
Edwin K. McDonald IV, MD
Associate Director of Adult Clinical Nutrition, University of Chicago
(start time 00:39:38)
"Anti-Racism at Healthcare Institutions: How Far Can We Go?"
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH
Co-Founder, EqualHealth, Social Medicine Consortium
Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity and Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
(start time 01:07:00)
"Racism in Healthcare"
Deborah Willis-Fillinger, MD '79
Former Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Health Resources and Services Administration (now retired)
(start time 01:34:02)
Mildred Olivier, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learning Environment, Chicago Medical School
(start time 01:55:53)

"A Toast to Good Health"

Presented by Abraham G. Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute
Medical Director of Electrophysiology, OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois
May 23, 2018

"A Physician's View of Social Determinants of Health: Evolution from the Public to the Private Sector"

Presented by Eric E. Whitaker, MD, MPH
TWG Partners, LLC
Co-founder of Symphonix Health Holdings, LLC
May 9, 2018

"Health Equity: Is It Possible?"

Presented by Terry Mason, MD
Chief Operating Officer,
Cook County Department of Public Health
April 11, 2018

"Bridging the Cultural Divide to Emerge as an Equity-Minded Academic Health System Through Inclusion Excellence"

Presented by David Acosta, MD, FAAFP
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer,
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
February 28, 2018

"Building on a Foundation of Professionalism"

Presented by Eve J. Higginbotham, MD, SM
President of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society
Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity,
University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine
February 13, 2018