Penn MSTP annual anti-racism event

In 2021, MD-PhD Students and the MSTP Steering Committee established the Penn MSTP Annual Anti-Racism event to focus on issues at the intersection of racial justice, diversity, medicine and science. The event features opening remarks from the Program Director, Skip Brass, with updates about MSTP efforts to support and improve diversity, equity and inclusion, and is followed by a guest speaker selected by the students.  Info/links to each event below:

Traumatic Repercussions: Black Women, Birthing, and Obstetric Racism

  • Dána-Ain Davis, PhD, Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College (CUNY) and faculty member of the PhD Programs in Anthropology and Critical Psychology; Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the CUNY Graduate Center

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Cite Black Women: A Critical Praxis

  • Christen Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora; Director, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT Austin, and creator of the Cite Black Women campaign and collective
  • For those interested in viewing the talk, please click here for the recording.

Cite Black Women collective shared some articles and resources for further engagement, including their wonderful podcast!

Pathogen Matters: On the challenge of writing about one pandemic during another

  • Adia Benton, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern

Race, Racism, and Genetics: Scientific and Social Issues

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