Evelyn Lewis, MD '83, MA, FAAFP, DABDA, clinical instructor of medicine at CMS and chief medical officer of Warrior Centric Health, presented "Health Inequities in the Ranks: The Impact of Healthcare Disparities on Those Serving Our Country" as part of the race and inequities seminar series hosted by Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. This event, held November 30 via Zoom, was presented by the CMS Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, with support from the CPASS Foundation..
"Native American Well-Being: Health Disparities and Solutions"
November 18, 2020
This was a virtual symposium presented by the CMS Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the CPASS Foundation.
Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Start time: 00:00:52
“Disparities in Medicine: Perspective from a Native Physician”
Donovan Williams, MD
Complex Care Internist at Minnesota Health Fairview clinic in Eagan, MN
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, USD Sanford School of Medicine
Start time: 00:05:33
"Increasing Native American Representation in Healthcare”
Charity Bishop, MD
Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico
Member of the Akimel O’odham tribe of Arizona
Start time: 00:30:10
“Equity in Academic Ophthalmology Education and Clinical Care Missions”
David Wilson, MD
Director of the Casey Eye Institute
Paul H. Casey Chair in Ophthalmology, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Director of the Christensen Eye Pathology Laboratory, Casey Eye Institute
Start time: 00:48:42
Question & Answer Section
Carolyn Cook, CMS Class of 2022
Javier Cruz, CMS Class of 2023
Start time: 01:04:00
"Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 AND Nationwide Protests"
October 26, 2020
Damon Tweedy, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and staff psychiatrist within the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System, presented "Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests" during a virtual event sponsored by the CMS Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion and the CPASS Foundation.
Dr. Tweedy has written extensively about the intersection of race and medicine, both in academic journals and popular print publications. His 2015 book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine, made the New York Times bestseller list and was selected by TIME Magazine as a top non-fiction book that year.
"Panel: Hispanic/Latinx Health Issues and Disparities in the United States"
October 19, 2020
This virtual symposium, presented by the CMS Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion and sponsored by the CPASS Foundation, brought together experts from the CDC, the University of Arizona, and the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) National to talk about healthcare disparities that affect Hispanic and Latinx populations in the United States.
"Update on Hispanic Health Issues and Disparities in the U.S."
John Paul Sanchez, MD, MPH
Founder/Principal Investigator of the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physician (BNGAP) Initiative
Co-Founder/President of BNGAP Inc
(start time 5:52)
"Leading Causes of Death, Prevalence of Disease and Risk Factors, and Use of Health Services Among Hispanics in the United States"
Capt. Kenneth Dominguez, MD, MPH
Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service
Medical Epidemiologist in the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
(start time 12:30)
"Latinx Mental Health Considerations"
Francisco Moreno, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine Tucson and Phoenix
Associate Vice President at the University of Arizona Health Science, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
(start time 24:50)
"Patient Testimonial: Michael's Story"
(start time 38:30)
Audience Q & A
(start time 41:58)
Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD
Dean of Chicago Medical School
(start time 55:05)
"A Symposium on Race in Medicine: Genetic Validity or Racist Legacy?"
August 31, 2020
This virtual symposium, presented by the CMS Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion and sponsored by the CPASS Foundation, brought together experts and educators from across the country to talk about the impact racism has on health care and health equity.
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)
Virtual Concert series with Daniel Bernard Roumain
April 30, May 7, and May 14, 2020
Dr. Mildred M.G. Olivier, assistant dean for diversity and learning environment, hosted a three-part concert series in April and May with accomplished violinist and activist, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). DBR is known for his genre-bending performances and as a leader in the arts industry. Learn more about him on his website: DanielRoumain.com.
For the May 14 performance, DBR was joined by one of Chicago Medical School's own faculty members. Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores is the Director of Diversity, Outreach and Success, a professor of physiology and biophysics, and a conservatory-trained pianist. Among his many accomplishments, he wrote a piano suite about the chemical elements, commissioned by the Colegio Nacional in Mexico, and performed it for his colleagues at Chicago Medical School. Unfortunately, the audio recording of the live performance was corrupted, but you can still listen to Dr. Rasgado Flores's piano suite here.
April 30 Performance:
May 7 PERFORMANCE:
May 14 PERFORMANCE:
"Celebrating Excellence, Success, and Diversity in Medicine"
This virtual event, held on Thursday, April 9 via Zoom, was a celebration of the URM members of the Class of 2020. The M4s celebrated their recent matches and looked forward to the start of their residencies.
Two special guest speakers addressed the graduating M4s: Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD, FACP, Immediate Past President of the National Medical Association (NMA), and CMS alumna Monica Branch, MD '17, who is currently a third-year resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Schwab Rehabilitation/University of Chicago.
Dr. Lubin-Johnson offered congratulations to the M4s and talked about their responsibility to become advocates in health research, healthcare, and health equity. Dr. Branch presented advice for being successful in residency. Students were able to ask questions after each talk.
"Leading with Authenticity: Do You" - AMA President Visits RFU
February 4-5, 2020
Chicago Medical School kicked off Black History Month with a visit from Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, the 174th president of the American Medical Association and the first African-American woman to hold that position. During her visit, Dr. Harris met with student organizations, led small-group discussions, met with school and university leadership, and gave a presentation about leading with authenticity and integrity.
Dr. Harris began her visit with a dinner with medical students from CMS and Loyola who are from groups underrepresented in medicine. Invited faculty and other guests from the Chicagoland area also attended the dinner. Dr. Harris spoke about her journey to medicine and the AMA, and students had the opportunity to ask her questions about current healthcare topics and diversity in medicine.