Equity and Social Justice Past Events

2016 - 2017

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Tosteston Medical Education Building, Room 209, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
“Striving for Health Justice Amid Health Reform Uncertainty”
Speaker: Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM
Associate Professor and Director of the Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program,
Department of Health Policy & Management, George Washington Law School
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:45 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room 25 Shattuck Street, Boston
Panel Discussion
“Everyday Acts of Bias and Bravery”
Moderator: Jessica Halem
LGBT Program Director, Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School
Panelists: Hibo Abdi, Faculty Promotions Coordinator, Office for Faculty Affairs, Harvard Medical School
Cheri Ann Blauwet, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Nawal M. Nour, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
A focus on the acts of overt and unconscious bias encountered throughout the work day (e.g. in clinical settings from patients, or with colleagues and supervisors), and bias experienced during career advancement with a discussion on strategies to support each other when bias is observed.
Sponsor: HMS Joint Committee on the Status of Women
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, dinner to be provided
Location: Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt Hall, JBM Lounge, 107 Avenue Louis Pasture, Boston
Poetry Slam: Hidden Truths
Co-Sponsors: Harvard Medical School Students and HMS/DICP
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AUGUST

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
3:45 – 5:15 pm, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Tosteston Medical Education Building, Room 209, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
“Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Historical and Contemporary Issues”
Speakers: W. Michael Byrd, MD, MPH, Director of the Institute for Optimizing Health and Healthcare, Inc.; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College; Health Policy Instructor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Linda A. Clayton, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Reproductive and Women’s Health, Tennessee Department of Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College; Health Policy Instructor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Authors of the two-volume Pulitzer-prize nominated book, An American Health Dilemma;
Nationally known health policy experts
Sponsor: HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP)
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MAY

Wednesday May 10, 2017
9:20am – 4:30pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference
Mental/Behavioral Health and Early Childhood Education and Interventions

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston
Co-sponsors: Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development , and Office of Diversity and Inclusion | Boston Children’s Hospital Office of Faculty Development | Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Faculty Development and Diversity | California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy at Harvard University |Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Medicine, Division of Minority Affairs| Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Office for Faculty Development | Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities | Harvard Catalyst/Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion | Harvard School of Dental Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion | Harvard School of Public Health, and Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development| Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy | Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and Inclusion | McLean Hospital Office of the Chief Academic Officer.
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Friday May 12, 2017
9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA
Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference
Health Advocacy Training
During this participatory training, participants will learn frameworks to think systemically, to meaningfully engage stakeholders and community, and to build trust in the context of advancing health equity and social justice.  By the end of our time together, we will have:
  • a shared understanding of and practice using deep listening skills,
  • a shared understanding of core diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) concepts,
  • a shared understanding of and practice using a systems iceberg to unpack how DEI dynamics play out in our work,
  • a shared understanding of and practice of a decision-making model that maximizes stakeholder engagement, and
  • a deeper appreciation of one another.
Co-sponsors: Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development , and Office of Diversity and Inclusion | Boston Children’s Hospital Office of Faculty Development | Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Faculty Development and Diversity | California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy at Harvard University |Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Medicine, Division of Minority Affairs| Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Office for Faculty Development | Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities | Harvard Catalyst/Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion | Harvard School of Dental Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion | Harvard School of Public Health, and Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development| Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy | Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and Inclusion | McLean Hospital Office of the Chief Academic Officer.
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
12:30—1:30pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Bibring Conference Room
25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA
Training Session:  Writing for Advocacy
Speaker: Rhea Boyd, MD, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Description: The training will focus on how to write effectively for advocacy. Discussion topics include using lay press, academic outlets, and social media to share narratives that advance an advocacy agenda.
Sponsor:  HMS/DICP
 
Monday, May 22, 2017
4:00–5:00pm
Location: Ballard Room, Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA
Training Session:  Disability and Health Equity: Achieving Inclusion Through Dialogue and Advocacy
Speaker:  Chloe Slocum, MD, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Sponsor:  HMS/DICP

Wednesday May 24, 2017
7:30am – 9:30 am
Location: Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Rm. 306

Cross Cultural Care Workshop: Doctors, Dreamers, and Muslims - working toward the highest possible quality healthcare in the current sociopolitical climate
Overview: Most practicing health professionals have the opportunity at some level to care for individuals and communities who receive de jure or de facto differential societal treatment, are subject to stigma and bias, and/or merit special consideration in their health needs assessment for cultural, political or other reasons. This workshop will serve to examine and give tools for addressing this universal phenomenon through the lenses of two groups of patients currently in the national spotlight, while enhancing the attendees' ability to provide improved care with members of these specific groups.
 

APRIL

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 pm
Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
"Organizing for Health: People, Power, and Change"
Hosted by Harvard Chan Dean Michelle A. Williams, HMS Dean George Q. Daley, and HSDM Dean R. Bruce Donoff
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:00 pm
Location: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Simulcast Location:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
"Afternoon of Engagement on Inclusion and Belonging"
Hosted by Drew Faust, President of Harvard University; and Tracy Palandjian, member of the Board of Overseers
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 – 1:30pm, brown-bag lunch provided
Location: Harvard Medical School, Building C, Cannon Room
240 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Howard Dorsey Still Lecture and Diversity Awards
“Racism Among the Well-Intentioned: Implications for Healthcare Interactions and Outcomes"

Keynote Speaker: John F. (Jack) Dovidio, PhD, Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology; Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
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Monday, April 24, 2017
5:30 - 7:00pm, reception to follow
Racism and Health equity in the United States
Location: Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA
Co-sponsored by the Center for Primary Care, the Lancet, and Cambridge Health Alliance
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MARCH

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00pm
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
641 Huntington Avenue, First Floor, Boston
Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men
Speaker: Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine;
Core Faculty Member, Center for Health Policy /
Primary Care and Outcomes Research
Sponsor: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: HMS, Building C, Canon Room, 240 Longwood Avenue
Violence and Its Impact on Our Community
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Gore, Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor, Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooklyn, NY; Executive Director,  Kings Against Violence Initiative
Panelist:  Norma Ayala, Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department; Chaplain Clementina Chéry, President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute;  Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq., Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU of Massachusetts; William Morales, Commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: HMS, Building C, Canon Room, 240 Longwood Avenue
Violence and Its Impact on Our Community
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Gore, Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor, Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooklyn, NY; Executive Director,  Kings Against Violence Initiative
Panelist:  Norma Ayala, Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department; Chaplain Clementina Chéry, President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute;  Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq., Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU of Massachusetts; William Morales, Commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00pm
Location: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
641 Huntington Avenue, First Floor, Boston
Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men
Speaker: Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine;
Core Faculty Member, Center for Health Policy /
Primary Care and Outcomes Research
Sponsor: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 227
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Leadership Forum
"Should Healthcare Institutions Be the Epicenter for Health in America?"

Speaker: Patricia A. Gabow, MD
Member of the Board of Trustees, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Co-sponsors: HMS/DICP, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship
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FEBRUARY

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:00pm
Harvard Yard, Emerson Hall, Room 210
Diversity Justice and Democracy Series
“The Pursuit of Solidarity in the Age of Trump”

Yuval Levi, Editor of National Affairs, Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Contributing Editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard
Sponsor: Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:00pm
Harvard Medical School, Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
25 Shattuck Street, Boston
Joint Committee on the Status of Women Meeting
“How to Lead High Impact Strategic Initiatives to Rapidly Improve Healthcare Workforce & Delivery Disparities”

Speaker: Julie K. Silver, MD
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School & Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Sponsor: Harvard University, Joint Committee on the Status of Women
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NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
12:30 – 1:30pm, reception to follow
Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Special Session
Speaker: Iris Bohnet, PhD
Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government;
Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard University
Co-sponsors: HMS/DICP, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Walter Amphitheater
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
The 2016 George W. Gay Lecture
“Religion, Medicine, and Law: How to Heal When Values Conflict”

Speaker: Martha Minow JD
Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Sponsors: Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School
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OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Ave, Boston
Diversity Dialogue
Speaker:  David Williams, PhD
Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Co-sponsors: Harvard Longwood Campus
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