Racism, Healthcare, and Bioethics
Event Details and Speakers
Well-being and Healing for Future GenerationsBenjamin Roy, MD, Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, PhD, Jacqueline A. Brooks, EdD, and Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JDFebruary 23 6 p.m. ET
Preparing youth for the future is most effective when efforts and interventions begin in early life. However, Black children are disproportionately affected by sociopolitical determinants of physical and mental health that have challenged their opportunity and potential for success. This panel addressed how to promote equity, well-being, and flourishing for today's youth and future generations from theological, educational, psychological and health perspectives.
Towards Health Equity: Dismantling Racist Barriers for Black Healthcare StudentsAdaobi Ikpeze, MD, BSN, RN, Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN, Jennifer Dias, MD '24, Tosin Owoyemi, MD '23, and Dre Juzang, MD '24February 16 6 p.m. ET
Black students have played a pivotal role in pioneering programs and in pushing their institutions to act in ways that move towards health equity. This student-led session illuminated diverse perspectives, building from understanding history, about ways institutions can enact a clear "action agenda," including concrete opportunities and responsibilities, through which everyone concerned about these issues can see ways to promote action to accelerate long-overdue progress.
Educated in a White Space: African American Graduates of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1850-1925Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhDFebruary 9 6 p.m. ET
During its first seventy-five years, the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania graduated eighteen African American women – more than any other predominantly white medical school. This talk examined the lives and careers of these "sisters of a darker race" who encountered racial and sexual discrimination as they demonstrated that medicine was Black women's work.
Beyond Racism: Seizing Your Moment in Time and Building ForwardGeorge Q. Daley, MD, PhD, Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, and Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBAFebruary 2 6 p.m. ET
Eminent leaders in health professions, education, and healthcare engaged in a moderated conversation about successful stories in education at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominately white institutions (PWIs). We heard about resilience, in spite of endemic racism, in the education of Black healthcare professionals, and discussed how each of us can seize this remarkable moment in time to build forward to create a better future for all.