The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of a new Health Equity Forum that will serve as a robust discussion space about health and healthcare disparities that exist in our local and national medical landscapes. Speakers will be invited to present dynamic "TED" style talks that shed more insightful light onto health equitychallenges and innovative/insightful approaches to address these challenges. Lively Q&A will follow!

The Health Equity Forum seeks to:

  • Promote conversation and awareness around health inequalities that exist between populations, particularly among underserved populations, as well as progress made in addressing those health disparities. 
  • Engage local and national health care practitioners and researchers as well as current Georgetown faculty, researchers and alumni of Georgetown SOM on current health care topics and events.
  • Present interactive talks, panels and activities that cultivate fellowship, community learning and reflection across campus.

Past Health Equity Forums

 


"End of Life: Considerations and Policy Discussions"
 

Adedamola Badewa 

"Challenges and Solutions to Healthcare for Ex-Offenders"

Eric Nieto

April HEF

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Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Office of Diversity and Inclusions Health Equity Forum

Presents 

Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Explorations Presentations

Tuesday, April 30

12-1pm

Proctor Harvey Amphitheater 

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/3UsHosvVG4U82Xq86

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End of Life: Considerations and Policy Discussions

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Challenges and Solutions to Healthcare for Ex- Offenders

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Adedamola Badewa

Eric Nieto

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"Practicing While Religious: Opportunities and Challenges"

Claudia Sotomayor, MD, DBe; Aviad Haramati, PhD; Sarah Kureshi, MD, MPH

Practicing While Religious (Panel) Health Equity Forum

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The Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Office of Diversity and Inclusions Health Equity Forum

Presents 

Practicing While Religious: Opportunities and Challenges

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Panelists: Claudia Sotomayer, MD, DBe; Claudia Sotomayer, PhD;

Sarah Kurshi, MD, MPH

Panelists will discuss the intricacies of incorporating religion in medicine, including how to reconcile faith with your work, understanding power imbalances and religious bias, and navigating religious identity while practicing medicine.

Moderated by Rabbi Ben Barer

 

RSVP: http//:goo.gl/forms/rbldbHBp90i4nCPi2

Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

 

Tuesday, March 26

12:00-1:00pm

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"Within and Beyond the Walls: A Framework for Operationalizing Equitable Systems of Care"

Dr. Christopher King

Christopher King Health Equity Forum

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The Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Office of Diversity and Inclusions Health Equity Forum

Presents

Within and Beyond the Walls:

A Framework for Operationalizing Equitable Systems of Care

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Guest Speaker:

Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSe, FACHE

Associate Professor

Director, Health Systems Administration Executive and Residential Graduate

Program

With a focus on past, present, and future, Dr. King will reflect on American history, identity contemporary vestiges of clinical and social inequity, and share opportunities to redesign healthcare delivery systems to improve health outcomes of diverse populations. In the spirit of “cura personalis,” emerging practices that address historically-rooted injustices within and beyond the walls of the healthcare institution will be amplified.

Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Wednesday, January 30th

12:00-1:00pm

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2LcNevn

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Yes, I Have Implicit Biases, Now What? 

Dr. Kenya Beard

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Subcommittee on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

 and School of Nursing and Health Studies

Presents:

Creating Safe Environments to 

Recognize and Mitigate 

Implicit Bias Workshop

December 7, 2018

8:30am-11:30am

This three-hour workshop is an interactive session that is designed for forward-thinking educators who seek to co-create inclusive environments, facilitate intentional conversations that explore implicit bias, and graduate students who are better prepared in aligning their explicit intentions with actions

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Objectives

Discuss the intersectionality of health equity, healthcare disparities, and social determinants of health

Describe how implicit bias can contribute to healthcare disparities

Demonstrate meaningful ways to facilitate race-related discourse

Time: 8:30am-11:30am

Location:

New Research Building Auditorium 

 RSVP:

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Subcommittee on Faculty Diversity

 and Inclusion and the School of

Nursing and Health Studies

Presents

Yes I have Implicit Biases,

Now What

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Guest Speaker: Kenya Beard, EdD,

 AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Dean, Nursing & Health Sciences

 Nassau Community College

Dr. Beard will present a one hour discourse designed for pregressive and thought conscious individuals who seek to explore and mitigate implicit bias

Proctor Harvey, 

Med-Dent Building 

Friday, December 7 

12-1:00pm

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RSVP Here:

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Colorblindness, Color Consciousness: Race Matters in Medical Education, Research, and Practice

Jennifer Tsai

Jennifer Tsai: Colorblindness, Color Consciousness

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The Georgetown School of Medicine 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s

Health Equity Forum

Presents

Colorblindness, Color Consciousness:

Race Matters in Medical Education,

 Research, and Practice

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Guest Speaker: 

Jennifer Tsai

Brown University Alum, M4, Warren Alpert Medical School

Ms. Tsai will present a lecture exploring the use of race as an essential, biological

Category in scientific research and critically examining its implications for

Perpetuating bias in medical education and disparities in healthcare. 

Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Friday, November 16

12:00-1:00pm

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RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/MwR96NI2a5vLprGB3


Primary Care for Gender Minorities

Dr. Leon Lai

Dr. Leon Lai: Primary Care for Gender Minorities

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The Georgetown School of Medicine

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s

Health Equity Forum

Presents

Primary Care for Gender Minorites

Co-Sponsored with Hoya Med Alliance

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Guest Speaker:

Dr. Leon Lai

Dr. Lai will present a summary of the disparities in care experienced by transgender and non-gender binary patients, also known as gender minorities, the way that minority stress can play a roll in poor health outcomes, and discuss the special healthcare needs of gender min

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Social Justice in Medicine: Beyond Access

Alynna Wiley (GEMS Alumna)

Physician Burnout: Healing the Healer

Brendon Peterson (GEMS Alumnus)

Alynna Wiley and Brendon Peterson HEF

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The Georgetown School of Medicine

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Health Equity Forum

Presents

Georgetown experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Explorations

 Presentations

Social Justice in Medicine: Beyond Access

Physician Burnout: Healing the Healer

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Alynna Wiley

Brendon Peterson

Monday, April 16th from 12-1 pm

Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

 

 


How Medical Students, Residents, and Physicans Can Address Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Malika Fair

Dr. Malika Fair: How Medical Students, Residents and Physicians Can Address Social Determinants of Health

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The Georgetown School of Medicine

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s

Health Equity Forum

Presents

How Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians

 Can Address Social Determinants of Health

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Guest Speaker:

Malika Fair, MD, MPH, FACEP

Malika Fair, MD, MPH is the senior director of Health Equity Partnerships and Programs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this role, Dr. Fair directs two federal initiatives, the Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of Health Workforce) project and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement with AAMC. She also co-leads the AAMC Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative and leads and leads the new Office of Community Engagement that seeks to develop strategic partnerships with community agencies to improve the health of local residents.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/PdXPM7qC1F6p4Tv12

Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Monday, March 19th

12:00-1:00pm

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How's Your Heart? Compassion & Medicine: Fostering Compassion in a Contemporary Context

Dr. Sylvia Morris

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The Georgetown School of Medicine

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s

Health Equity Forum

Presents

How’s Your Heart?

Compassion & Medicine: Fostering Compassion in a

 Contemporary Context

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Guest Speaker:

Dr. Sylvia Morris

Sylvia E. Morris, MD, MPH, is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Currently, she is an Internist at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Morris’s goal is to utilize media to improve our nation’s public health by combining her training in Internal Medicine, Holistic Medicine and Public Health. In her practice, Dr. Morris believes every patient has a story to tell. Her care philosophy is to listen and be present with each patient to collaborate and find easy ways to live well by incorporating exercise and healthy life habits for the entire family.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/7s0PY7MS9rNPJBiz1

 Proctor Harvey Amphitheater 

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

12:00-1:00pm

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Disabusing Disability: Up Close and Personal

Dr. Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami

1/18 Health Equity Forum

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The Georgetown School of Medicine

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s

Health Equity Forum

Presents

Disabusing Disability:

Up Close & Personal

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Guest Speaker:

Dr. Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Faculty Lead for Medical Student Success in the Office for Health Equity & Inclusion University of Michigan Medical School

Nigeria native Dr. Feranmi Okanlami was already a minority in the medical field. Then he broke his neck in a diving accident and gained an inside perspective on medicine for patients and providers with disabilities. He will share his story and its meaning.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/sGjUFWC6WVxgli162

Co-Sponsored With: Program in Disability Studies

 Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Thursday, January 18th

12:00-1:00pm

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Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Physician's Experience in Rural America

Dr. Ayaz Virji

Dr. Virji HEF

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The Georgetown School of Medicine

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s

Health Equity Forum

Presents

“Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Physician’s 

Experience in Rural America”

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Dr. Ayaz Virji, MD

Dr. Ayaz Virji, MD is a board certified family physician practicing in Dawson, MN and a GUSOM Alum. He received his MD from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his specialty training at Duke Medical Center. Dr. Virji’s story was featured on the front page of the Washington Post and many other national media outlets. Dr. Virji will address poignant topics involving Islam is America including womans rights, terrorism, and the concept of Sharia Law while providing a comparative perspective with Christianity. He speaks routinely on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and love which represents the inner foundation of all major world religions and “should” remain the fabric of the American experience.

SW 107 

Wednesday, November 1

12:00-1:00pm

 


Infectious Disease Crisis: Antimicrobial Resistance and Mortality

Jason Chavez

Gaming in Medicine: The Role of Simulation

Brittany Bolston

Jason Chavez & Brittany Bolston HEF Presentations

 


Anybody Listening? Real Talk: Resiliency in Medicine

Panelist: Director Nancy Haraduk, Dean David Taylor, Dr. Stacy Kaltman

Anybody Listening?


What A Doctor Looks Like: Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Bias Within the Healthcare Setting

A panel discussion with Dr. Ericka McClaskey, Dr. Asante Dickson, Dr. Jennifer Ellis, Dr. Yolanda Haywood, Dr. Megha Fitzpatrick, Dr. Charles Read Jr., and Dr. Latasha Seliby

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Suffering in Silence: Speaking Up on Mental Health in Medical School

A panel discussion with Dr. Anthony J. Belotto, Dr. John C. Wright, Dr. Aviad Haramati

Moderators:  Michael Marll, Amanuel Shitaye

 Dr. Anthony J. Belotto

 Dr. Anthony Belotto completed his residency in the Georgetown Department  of Psychiatry, and is now completing his Fellowship program for Child &  Adolescent Psychiatry.

  Dr. John C. Wright

 Dr. John Wright is a licensed psychologist. He provides private counseling  and consultative services to students at the Center for Multicultural Equity  & Access, and is the assistant director for diversity initiatives at CAPS.

  Dr. Aviad Haramati

 Dr. Aviad Haramati is the professor of Integrative Physiology, and is also the  director of CENTILE. He co-founded the Mind Body Medicine elective course  at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and his interests are focused  on stress management and medical education.

Great Minds Think Differently: The Science of Diversity and the Impact of Unconscious Bias

Dr. Anna Han

Anna Han Health Equity Forum


Metabolic Syndrome and Breast Cancer Disparities

Dr. Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.

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Going Beyond the Buzzwords of "Diversity and Inclusion" at Medical Schools: Are We Moving the Needle Enough?

Dr. Marc A. Nivet, EdD, MBA

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The Forgottn Ones: Community Violence-Related PTSD in Children and Adolescents

Oswald Reid, Jr.

Healthcare Challeneges and Solutions for the LGBTQ Community

 Griselda Potka

Oswald Reid and Griselda Potka HEF


Reducing Mental Illness Stigma through Unconscious Bias Education

Dr. Javeed Sukhera, MD, FRCPC

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