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:
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 https://vimeo.com/132814899.
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 https://vimeo.com/125586295.
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.
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"