2018 Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference

The 2018 Leadership and Faculty Development Program (LFDP) Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting took place on May 2-4, 2018. The conference brought together thought leaders and health professionals in medicine, public health, health policy and civil rights providing insights into challenges faced by people with disabilities and initiating robust discussions on improving medical education, creating policies and improving care for people with disabilities. Participants were exposed to health disparities and health policies at all levels through Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellows’ practicum presentations and HMS faculty fellows’ research presentations. In addition attendees were provided with available resources and training tools to use when seeking funding opportunities within the US federal government, as well as through foundations, non-profit institutions, and corporations. View the videos below of the speaker presentations.

May 2, 2018

May 3, 2018

May 4, 2018

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TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

The three-day conference began with the Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting featuring the research presentations and practicums presented by the DICP Faculty Fellows, the Harvard Catalyst PFDD Faculty Fellow, and the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellows of Harvard Medical School.

PHOTO GALLERY - May 2, 2018


WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2018

“Improving Care for People with Disabilities through Research, Education, Policy and Advocacy” was the theme for day two for the conference.

“Disabusing Disability: Striving for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Medicine”
Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami, MD, MS  
Founder, Executive Director, Okanlami Strong, LLC; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Faculty Lead for Student Success in The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, Michigan Medicine
Panel Discussion: Education and Policy
Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Mongan Institute Health Policy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Nicole Mazwi, MD
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Fellowship Program, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
John Winske
Executive Director, Massachusetts Disability Policy Consortium 
 
Panel Discussion: Research and Advocacy
Chloe S. Slocum, MD, MPH
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Kerry Thompson
Information and Program Coordinator, Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund; Executive Director, Silent Rhythms
Rachel Tanenhaus  
ADA Coordinator / Executive Director, Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD)
William Henning
Executive Director, Boston Center for Independent Living 
Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Mongan Institute Health Policy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital 
 
“Chasing a Unicorn: A Disabled Medical Student’s Perspective”
Greg Galeazzi
MD Candidate, Class of 2021, Harvard Medical School; Retired U.S. Army Captain
 

PHOTO GALLERY - May 3, 2018


THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2018

Career Development training rounded out the conference concentrating on Funding Opportunities with speakers from NIH, HRSA, Aetna Foundation, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and American Cancer Society. Participants gleaned information on understanding the changing funding landscape including information about health conversion foundations in the philanthropic sector; as well as opportunities and resources available across research and health professional workforce, training programs from private foundations and federal agencies. In addition the art of grantsmanship was discussed. Participants also learned how to use Pivot, a web-based, searchable database of external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. Jennifer Corby, Research Development Officer, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University facilitated the training.