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Three Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellows and One HMS Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow selected as 2017 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.  more...


In the wake of the U.S. government’s second travel ban on people from a handful of countries, the University is offering a network of support to its international students who might be affected.
HARVARDgazette | March 14, 2017
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Probing how colleges benefited from slavery
HARVARDgazette | March 3, 2017
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Medicine in a Changing World: 2016-2017 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecturer Martín-J. Sepúlveda shares insights
HMS News | March 2, 2017
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Understanding Harvard’s ties to slavery
HARVARDgazette | February 28, 2017
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Med School Diversity Task Force Will Formulate Recommendations
The Harvard Crimson | February 22, 2017
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Dr. Alden Landry, Faculty Assistant Director, DICP, is featured in the article: "With role models, can minority students change medicine’s racial imbalance?"

StatNews | February 23, 2017
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New Medical School Dean Unveils Diversity Task Force
Harvard Crimson | January 19, 2017
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2016


Leading by Example: McNeil Award celebrates faculty service to the HMS, HSDM community
December 19, 2016
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Selfless Service: HMS staffers honored for exceptional dedication, received the Daniel D. Federman Staff Award.
November 21, 2016
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Samirah Musah, PhD, 2015 Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow, was featured in an article on the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology web site.
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Experts discuss how to improve diversity in medicine
STAT | September 28, 2016
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Honoring struggle, and progress | Happenstance led Judge Robert L. Wilkins, a Harvard Law School grad, to the dream of a national museum honoring African-American history. Then the dream became a mission.
Harvard Gazette | September 16, 2016
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Dr. Roderick K. King Named M.D./M.P.H. Director and Assistant Dean for Public Health Education
University of Miami | September 7, 2016
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HMS News | July 28, 2016
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Budding Interests: Program fosters diversity in clinical and translational research
HMS News | August 12, 2016
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Connecting the Dots: Unifying efforts across HMS to improve transgender health care

Jessica Halem, program manager of the LGBT Office within the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS, shares some of the ways the Harvard Medical School community is working to reduce health care disparities for transgender patients.
HMS Podcast Library | June 22, 2016
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Passion for Service: Nine honored with Dean’s Community Service Award
At the 2016 Dean’s Community Service Award breakfast on June 21, nine HMS faculty members, staff, trainees and students were recognized for their dedication to improving the lives of people locally, nationally and internationally. “Your efforts extend from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine to our Boston neighbors and beyond—to the underserved, the needy, the suffering and the forgotten throughout the world,” Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, said at the event.
HMS News | June 23, 2016
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A Sense of Mission: Congressman Raul Ruiz, an HMS grad, is making his vision of health equity a reality
Acknowledging the influence that Alvin Poussaint, faculty associate dean for student affairs, had on his development as an aspiring physician, Congressman Raul Ruiz, HMS Class of 2001, called Poussaint a friend and mentor during the 2015-2016 Alvin Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture.HMS News | June 20, 2016
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Countering LGBTQ Bullying: Hope for decreasing bullying among society's most stigmatized youth

On May 10 an all-day symposium on LGBTQ bullying at Harvard Medical School entitled “Translating Research to Action to Improve the Health of All Youth.” was sponsored by several organizations, including the Health Disparities Research Program at Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, the Williams Institute at UCLA Law, Boston Children’s Hospital Division of General Pediatrics and the LGBT Office of the HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership. The focus of the symposium was on the bullying—the constant name-calling, backstabbing, threats and violence that cause stress and have long-term physical and mental health consequences—endured by transgender as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer youth.
HMS News | June 17, 2016
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Honoring Mentors: HMS celebrates dedication to students, residents and trainees
The 18 exemplars of selfless dedication to students, residents and trainees were honored by Harvard Medical School at the 2015-2016 Excellence in Mentoring Awards ceremony.
HMS News | June 3, 2016
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Growing Talent:  Fellowships help diverse junior faculty thrive
Recipients of the 2016-2018 HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership Faculty Fellowship and the Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion Faculty Fellowship were celebrated at a breakfast in March at Harvard Medical School.
HMS News | May 18, 2016
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Barbara Okafor, a former participant in the Project Success program of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership has been featured in the UMass Dartmouth's news.
May 5, 2016
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Leading the Way to Wellness
HMS News, April 12, 2016
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Harvard University’s Mongan Fellows visit NIH
HMS News, April 12, 2016
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Harvard Medical School Honors CHA Psychiatrist with Diversity Award
Cambridge Health Alliance, April 6, 2016
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The costs of inequality: Across Harvard, efforts to improve lives. Programs work to aid individuals, opening vistas that many in struggling communities have never seen.
Harvard Gazette, March 21, 2016
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