Every year the AAMC hosts a three-day Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar to bring together junior faculty from all over the United States. This seminar is designed to provide participants with "real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and lastly expanding their network of colleagues and role models." This year the seminar was held in Phoenix, Arizona and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity provided travel awards to Kenisha Campbell, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor specializing in adolescent medicine at CHOP. Dr. Campbell serves…Read more on Faculty Members Attend the AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
Blog Archives: 2018
The National Medical Association (NMA)’s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly is acclaimed as the nation’s foremost forum on medical science and African American health. Each year, African American physicians and other health professionals from across the country convene to participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, discuss health policy priorities, and to share experience through networking opportunities.”NMA 116th Annual ConferenceRead more on NMA 116th Annual Conference
Recap of Health Equity Week 2018 Event: Join the Conversation: The Strategic Vision for Achieving Health Equity
By Dominique Alexis
On Monday, April 02, 2018, The Office and Inclusion and Diversity partnered with Graduate Medical Education to host Health Equity Week 2018's first event, entitled Join the Conversation: The Strategic Vision for Achieving Health Equity.
Moderator Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD, Vice Dean of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity sat down with leaders from different disciplines across the university. The panel included: PJ Brennan, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Hospital of the…Read more on Recap of Health Equity Week 2018 Event: Join the Conversation: The Strategic Vision for Achieving Health Equity
Collaborating across public and private sectors
At Penn's fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Health Equity Symposium, keynote speaker Howard Koh, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), shared a motivating quote by Dr. King: âLife's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Dean of Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, opened the symposium by discussing the legacy of Dr. King, âa great example of how one person, with vision and leadership, can change the course of history in an important…Read more on Penn LDI: Koh Promotes Partnerships at Penn 2018 Health Equity Symposium