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Sept. 29: “Women of Color and the Myth of the Superwoman”

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion held "Women of Color and the Myth of the Superwoman" on Tuesday, Sept. 29, via WebEx. 

This event covered views on stress, strength, resilience, wellness and medical myths. Panelists on the roundtable were: Dr. Elysia James, Dr. Brandy Wright, Dr. Kimberly Jenkins and Malaika Bell.


Sept. 22: “Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Reflection and Challenges on my Journey”

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion and La Asociacion Hispana para la Salud (Hispanic Health Association) held "Reflection and Challenges on my Journey" on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the event featured guest speaker Dr. Juan Carlos Jaume, professor and Chief of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the U.S.


Race, Law, Medicine: A conversation on Social Justice and Health Equity

Aug. 25: “Race, Law, Medicine: A conversation on Social Justice and Health Equity”

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion held "Race, Law, Medicine: A conversation on Social Justice and Health Equity" on Tuesday, August 25. Presented by Professor Ben Davis, College of Law, this lecture is part of the Language of Diversity: Distinguished Lecture Series. Professor Davis spoke with Vernellia R. Randall, Professor Emeritus of the University of Dayton School of Law. Professor Randall writes extensively on and speaks internationally about race, women, and healthcare.


July 7: “From Dialogue to Action: The Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion”

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion held a Virtual Student Townhall on Tuesday, July 7. Titled “From Dialogue to Action: The Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion,” this event will provide an open forum to discuss the Strategic Plan and make comments.

July 1: “Navigating Social Injustices Amidst a Pandemic”

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Toledo Public Schools Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, held a Virtual Roundtable on Wednesday, July 1, titled “Navigating Social Injustices Amidst a Pandemic.

Moderators:

Dr. Hope Bland, Toledo Public Schools-Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Department, Administrator on Special Assignment; Dr. Treva Jeffries, Toledo Public Schools-Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Department, Assistant Transformational Leader; and Dr. Kimberly Jenkins, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

Panelists:

Ashley Futrell, Esq., Attorney and Community Advocate; Bro. Washington Muhammad, Co Founder, Community Solidarity Response Network (CSRN); andDr. Darren Gordon, UToledo MD/PhD Candidate, Former National Speaker of the House, Student National Medical Association

 


June 30: “Health Disparities and COVID-19: A Crisis within a Crisis”

Moderator:

Dr. Kimberly Jenkins, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Panelists: 

Erika D. White, President CWA Local 4319, National Executive Diversity Board Member, Dr. Elysia James, Neurocritical Care, University of Toledo; Sadia Tahir, UTCOMLS Medical Student, White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL), Vice President, SNMA, Barbershop Initiative Chair; John C. Jones, EMBA, Community Liaison, Office of Social Determinants of Health; and Dr. Darren Gordon, UToledo MD/PhD Candidate, Former National Speaker of the House, Student National Medical Association

June 10: “Confronting ourselves: A Conversation about Race, Equity and Inclusion”

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Last Updated: 10/8/20