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Reflections on World AIDS Day and the Path Forward for our Nation’s Youth - Nadia Dowshen, MD

For people living with HIV/AIDS or those of us who have devoted our careers to ending the HIV epidemic, this one day of the year to draw attention to HIV, a disease that after 30 years still kills thousands of people each day, sometimes seems inconsequential. But in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, this World AIDS Day has special meaning because of messages of racism, sexism, homophobia…

LGBT Health Program Creates Generational Chains of Mentorship

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Dr. Farzana Rashid Hossain, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Honored with a 2016 Women of Distinction Award

Dr. Farzana Rashid Hossain has been selected for a 2016 Women of Distinction Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

A Guest Blog from FOCUS: A Day for Women at Penn Med to Network, Engage in Leadership Mentoring, and Enjoy the Company of Colleagues

September is Women in Medicine Month, an annual reminder to pause and remember the multitude of contributions women have made to the advancement of medicine.

National Research Priorities, Funding Announced for Tackling Health Disparities in Surgery Laura Newman and Jaya Aysola MD, DTMH, MPH

The first national agenda to understand and address surgical disparities, announced by the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Surgeons, will likely foster much needed change in addressing ethnic disparities in surgical practice.  Research priorities were announced in the March 16 JAMA…

So What Did We Learn About Health Equity at Our 2016 MLK Symposium?

If you missed the 2016 MLK Symposium this year held on January 27, don’t despair. The Leonard Davis Institute posted a blog by Imran Cronk, which nicely summarizes what you missed.

Health Equity: A Dream or An Achievable Goal?

On January 27, 2016 PSOM will welcome Dr. Richard Carmona to campus as our second MLK Health Equity Keynote Speaker.

The Lack of Progress in Moving the Needle on Poverty Reaffirms the Need for Healthcare Transformation

There was good news and bad news out of Washington D.C. this week.

Why It is More Important Than Ever to Reveal the Hidden Curriculum in Educating the Next Generation of Physicians By Dr. Higginbotham

A recent article by a medical student from Brown University raises the question about the understanding of how future generations of physicians consider the influence that the social construct of “race” has on medicine.

Advancing Health Equity, Thirty Years Following the Heckler Report

This month, the Department of Health and Human Services celebrates National Minority Health Month and more specifically acknowledges the 30th anniversary of the Margaret Heckler’s Report on Black and Minority Health.