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Project Success Class of 2019

Project Success students will spend 8 weeks at Harvard Medical School and affiliated institutions conducting biomedical research alongside leading researchers. We asked each student to share what excites them most about scientific research and what inspires them. Welcome to our 7 Project Success students in the Class of 2019.

June - August 2019

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1st Generation Journeys at Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School community members tell their stories of being First Generation

June 19, 2019

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Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting

Maternal Fetal Health

"It's Better Than You Think and Worse Thank You Think: The Challenge of Maternal Mortality in the U.S."
Speaker: Eugene Declercq, PhD

Professor, Community Health Sciences; Assistant Dean of Doctoral Education, DrPH Program, Boston University School of Public Health; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

 

Panel Discussion: Systems Based Interventions

Moderator: Audra R. Meadows, MD, MPH
Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Panelists: Rose Molina, MD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Global and Community Health Division,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dimock Community Health Center

Jacqueline H. Grant, MD, MPH, MPA
Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician and Director, Regional Perinatal Center, Piedmont Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, GA

HafsatouFifi Diop, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Data Translation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Panel Discussion: Community Based Interventions

Moderator:   Samantha Kaplan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine; Obstetrician Gynecologist, Boston Medical Center

Panelists:   Nneka Hall
Full Spectrum Doula, Pregnancy And Infant Loss (PAIL) Advocate,
Quietly United In Loss Together (Q.U.I.L.T.)

Karin Downs, RN, MPH
Director, Division of Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood, Bureau of Family; Health and Nutrition Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Dayna Campbell
President, Board of Directors, Mother Woman; Assistant Professor, American International College, School of Health Sciences, Public Health Program; Adjunct Instructor, Foundations of Health Community Health Worker Certificate Program, Holyoke Community College

 

Commentary

Allison Bryant Mantha MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology;
HMS Vice Chair, Quality Equity and Safety Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

May 8, 2019

The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University
Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/cff


Howard, Dorsey Still Lecture

"Cancer Control in the 21st Century"

Speaker: Otis W. Brawley, MD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology,
Johns Hopkins University

April 23, 2019

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Diversity in Leadership: Dissent in Organizations

Featuring: Bill Kahn, PhD, Professor,
Management & Organizations, Boston University Questrom School of Business

March 14, 2019

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Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture

"The Experiences, Evolution, and Advancement of African-Americans in Medicine"

Speaker: Valerae O. Lewis, MD, HMS '93
Professor, Orthopaedic Oncology, Division of Surgery;
Chair, Orthopaedic Oncology, Division of Surgery;
Dr. John Murray Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

March 7, 2019

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Equity and Social Justice - Health Disparities

"Making the Promise of Precision Medicine a Reality for All"

Keynote Presentation: Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, 
Family Physician, Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA;
Vice Speaker of the House, Board of Directors, National Association of Community Health Centers;
Co-founder HEAL Trafficking

Panel Discussion Speakers:
Justin A. Chen, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Ambulatory Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chandak Ghosh, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Advisor for Federal Policy/Ophthalmologist, DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Regional Operations
Robert Kitts, MD, Attending Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Co-Faculty Advisor for its LGBTQ and Allies student organization (LAHMS); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, Director of Clinical Services, (she also directs multicultural studies at the Depression Clinical and Research Program); Director of the MGH Psychiatry Center for Diversity; Associate Director and Advisor of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society, Harvard Medical School; and  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Kavitha Prakash, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Respondent: Arthur Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, Director of Medicine, The Human Diagnosis Project, Washington, DC

February 13, 2019

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Equity and Social Justice - Precision Medicine
"Making the Promise of Precision Medicine a Reality for All"

Keynote Presentation: Vence L. Bonham, Jr., MD
Senior Advisor to the Director on Genomics and Health Disparities, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

February 4, 2019

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The Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

Harvard Medical School is committed to advancing a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and promotes and sets the tone for inclusion.

January 30, 2019

Diversity Awards


2018


Leadership Forum: "Health Care and the Social Determinants of Health"

Speaker: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH
President, United Hospital Fund

November 13, 2018

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Training at a Harvard Hospital - Community voices on Harvard training programs

Trainees and program leaders describe their experiences with diversity, Harvard-affiliated training programs and life in Boston.


 

Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture
"Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health and Healthcare"

Speaker: DEBORAH PROTHROW-STITH, MD
Dean and Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
Charles R. Drew University
Los Angeles, CA

April 30, 2018


 

Project Success Final Research Video 2018

Project Success is a program for Boston and Cambridge high school students only, currently in grade 11 and 12, particularly students from groups underrepresented in medicine and/or disadvantaged students, to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. more...


 

Project Success Class of 2018

Project Success places Boston and Cambridge underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students in paid laboratory research summer positions to complete mentored research projects. more...


 

Your Leadership Voice: Challenging the Narrative on Diversity, Race and Health"
Equity and Social Justice - Health Disparities

Speaker: DAVID HAYES-BAUTISTA, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture

April 19, 2018


 

2017 - 2018 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture
“The Global Gag on Women’s Reproductive Health”

Speaker: SIERRA WASHINGTON, MD, MPH, FACOG
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine;
Immediate Past Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer,
Planned Parenthood, Pacific Southwest

March 27, 2018


 

Equity and Social Justice - "Housing Inequity and Health"

Keynote Presentation: KAMILLAH WOOD, MD, MPH, FAAP
Senior Vice President, Health and Housing Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

Panel Discussion:

Gary Adamkiewicz, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Benjamin O. Adeyinka, Esq.
Administrative Attorney, Administrative Office of the Housing Court, Edward W. Brooke Courthouse

Mariana Arcaya, ScD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lauren Smith, MD, MPH
Managing Director, FSG

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


 

Better Together: Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Diversity Statement


 

2017

Leadership Forum
"Advancing the Health Agenda for Disparity Populations: This is Your Time"

Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

October 25, 2017


 

Better Together: A Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

October 18, 2017


 

2017 Diversity Dialogues: Inclusive Excellence

Speaker: DANIELLE ALLEN, PhD
James Bryan Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

November 15, 2017


 

Racism and Medicine
Equity and Social Justice | Health Disparities

Keynote Presentation: "Reaping What We Sow: Structural Racism as a Driver of Health Disparities"
RAHSAAN D. HALL, Esq.
Director, Racial Justice Program
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts

Panel Discussion:

Luis R. Castellanos, MD, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology,
Director of Diversity in Medicine and Faculty Outreach,
UC San Diego Health and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

Nancy Krieger, PhD,
Professor of Social Epidemiology, American Cancer Society
Clinical Research Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Audra R. Meadows, MD, MPH,
Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology,
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital

November 9, 2017


 

2017 Howard. Dorsey, Still Lecture

"Racism among the Welll-Intentioned: Implications for Healthcare Interactions and Outcomes"

Speaker: JACK DOVIDIO, PhD
Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology and Dean for Academic Affairs,
Yale University

April 11, 2017


 

Violence and Its Impact on Our Communities

Keynote Presentation: ROBERT GORE Gore, MD
Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor, Kings County Hospital;
Executive Director, Kings Against Violence Initiative

Panel Discussion:

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, Boston Centers for Youth and Families

March 22, 2017


 

"Should Healthcare Institutions Be the Epicenter for Health in America?”

PATRICIA GABOW, MD, MACP
Board of Trustees, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Former CEO, Denver Health and Hospital Authority


March 7, 2017

2016-2017 Leadership Forum


 

2016

2016-2017 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lectureship

"Does it Really Matter? Cognitive Technologies, Thinking and Time"

Speaker: MARTÍN-J. SEPÚLVEDA, MD, MPH
IBM Fellow; Member, National Academy of Medicine;
Chief Executive Officer, Claraluz, LLC;
former Vice President of Health Systems and Policy Research,
and Vice President of Integrated Health Services, IBM Corp.

December 6, 2016


 

"What Works: Gender Equality by Design"

IRIS BOHNET, PhD
Professor of Public Policy
Director, Women and Public Policy Program
Harvard Kennedy School


November 30, 2016


 

"Race, Racism and Health: Challenges and Opportunities"
Harvard Longwood Campus 2016 Diversity Dialogues

DAVID R. WILLIAMS, PhD
Florence Sprague Norman & Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard Chan School of Public Health;
Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University;
Co-Leader, Cancer Risk Reduction and Disparities Program, Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center


October 11, 2016


 

"The Transformation to Value Driven Care"

VIVIAN S. LEE, MD, PhD, MBA
Senior Vice President, University Health Services;
CEO, University of Utah Health Care;
Dean, School of Medicine,

University of Utah

September 13, 2016

2016-2017 Leadership Forum


 

PROJECT SUCCESS
CLASS OF 2016

Before beginning their summer research experiences throughout Harvard, we asked the Project Success Class of 2016 to introduce themselves with personal reflections about their favorite science class and a favorite movie or book.

June 8, 2016


 

"Population Health and Academic Health Systems: Something Old, Something New"

A. EUGENE WASHINGTON, MD
Chancellor for Health Affairs
Office of the Chancellor for Health Affairs
President & CEO, Duke University Health System

March 22, 2016

2015-2016 Leadership Forum


 

2015

“Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism”

CAMARA JONES, MD, MPH, PhD
President
American Public Health Association

December 3, 2015

2015-2016 Leadership Forum


 

"The Essential Importance of Data and Analytics to Improve Health Outcomes for All Americans"

REED TUCKSON, MD
Managing Director,
Tuckson Health Connections, LLC

May 4, 2015

Visiting Clerkship Program 25th Anniversary Celebration


 

2014

"Question Everything - Why Health Disparities Researchers Must Be Critical of Health Disparities Research”

 

THOMAS A. LAVEIST, PhD
William C. & Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy;
Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions;
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

December 10, 2014

2014-2015 Leadership Forum


 

"Correcting’ Correctional Healthcare: The Business of Providing Constitutionally Mandated Care"

WOODROW A. MYERS Jr., MD
Chief Executive Officer
Corizon Health

October 16, 2014

2014-2015 Leadership Forum


 

2013

“A Microcosm of America: Advancing Health Policy and Healthcare Delivery in the U.S. Armed Forces”

JONATHAN WOODSON, MD
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
Director, TRICARE Management Activity
Department of Defense, United States of America

October 28, 2013

2013-2014 Leadership Forum


The Geisinger Experience: Value Re-Engineering to Reshape the Future of Healthcare"

GLENN D. STEELE, Jr., MD, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Geisinger Health System

February 21, 2013

2012-2013 Leadership Forum