Past Events

EVMS Diversity and Inclusion often partners on events with other EVMS departments, including the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health. Visit this page for information on recent Brock Scholars co-presented by Diversity and Inclusion.

Below is a sampling of past events presented or co-presented by Diversity and Inclusion.


EVMS Diversity and Inclusion, the Brock Institute and EVMS Internal Medicine presented:

Louis Sullivan, Brock Scholar

The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, MD

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Founding President and Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine


May 5, 2015: "Leadership & Social Justice: A Conservation with Dr. Sullivan" 
May 6, 2015: "The Long Journey to Health Equity" Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
                                       Video available here at


Leadership and Social Justice 

December 4, 2015 

Diversity and Inclusion is collaborating with the student leadership group to launch a program on Leadership and Social Justice. The goal of the program is to expose students to transformative leadership and to leaders who have made contributions to improving the health of communities and addressing inequity.

The first guest of the series was Sister Rita Thomas, former CEO of Bon Secours, who led the first hospital in Virginia to desegregate care for African Americans in the 1960s. You can watch a video of her speech at

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday and Black History Month 

Diversity and Inclusion hosts discussions that touch on current issues in the hearts and minds of our communities.

January 28, 2015 

Harriet A. Washington

Award-Winning Medical Ethicist and Writer 

Ethics, Ebola and History 

The friction over treatment, research and human experimentation
during the current Ebola crisis has resurrected perennial concern
and fictions regarding medicine, economics and historical racial bias.                                      

February 19, 2015

Robert E. Fullilove, EdD

Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs 
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
 Columbia University Medical Center

Crime, Policing, Punishment, and Prisons: The Public Health Perspective 

Social determinants of health drive health disparities in poor communities of color in
the U.S. Policies of "mass incarceration" are among the most significant social 
determinants of health in these communities. Innovative educational approaches 
can be employed to confront the challenge of community health disparities. 

Grand Rounds

December 10, 2014

Leon-Paul Georges, MD Guest Lecturer

Co-sponsored by Internal Medicine and EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

James R. Gavin, III, MD, PhD

CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village
Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: "New Directions in the Medical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: A Serious Opportunity at Last to Meet Unmet Needs" 
Endocrine Grand Rounds: "Stemming the Obesity Epidemic: So Little Help from Tobacco"

 February 12, 2015

Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz MD, MPH,FAAP

William Tate Graham Professor of Neonatal Medicine
Chief, Division of Neonatal Medicine, VCU School of Medicine

 Obstetrics and Gynecology/Pediatrics Grand Rounds:
"Maternal and Infant Interactions and the Developing Microbiome"