Miller School Launches Cultural Awareness Week

The Miller School of Medicine has launched its inaugural Cultural Awareness Week — a lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the Executive Student Government, hosted by the Hispanic American Medical Student Association and organized by second-year M.D./M.P.H. student Armando Alvarez. The purpose is to enrich the understanding of diversity, inclusion and cultural competence in medicine. All times are noon to 1 p.m., and all events take place in Rosenstiel Auditorium on the 5th floor unless otherwise noted. Each event lists the organization that arranged for the speaker. Lunch is provided at all talks. Here is the lineup of events:

Tuesday, January 19
Student National Medical Association
Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., introduces speaker Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., assistant research professor of medicine.

Thursday, January 21
Hispanic American Medical Student Association
Laurence Gardner, M.D., Miller Professor and Executive Dean for Education and Policy, introduces speaker Alberto Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of public health sciences.

Friday, January 22
American Medical Women’s Association
Hilit Mechaber, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Services, introduces speaker Marie-Denise Gervais, M.D., assistant clinical professor of medicine.

Monday, January 25
Robert W. Irwin, M.D., interim Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, introduces speaker Stephen Symes, M.D., Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Tuesday, January 26
Biomedical Ethics Journal Club
Gem Rooms 1&8, limited capacity

Wednesday, January 27
Religion in Medicine
Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., associate professor of medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, introduces speaker Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies.

More information can be found here.

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