Embracing Diversity Series 2020

This year’s Embracing Diversity Series is going virtual! The events in this series celebrate multiple dimensions of diversity and are designed to generate meaningful discussions about the benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare professions. All NEOMED students, faculty and staff are invited to attend!

A virtual screening of the independent film, No Más Bebés, followed by a thoughtful discussion among participants, kicked off the Embracing Diversity Series 2020 on Oct. 21. There is still time to register for the remaining events, sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Pathway to Medicine: Physicians with Disabilities

Collaboration with the Office of Human Resources
Thursday, Oct. 29, from noon-1 p.m. via Zoom

In celebration of 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 75 years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Melanie Rak, M.D., Micah Baird, M.D., and Christopher Najarian, M.D., M.P.H. are joining us to discuss their careers and experiences as physicians.

Find more information about the speakers on Eventbrite and register to receive a Zoom link. The first 10 attendees to register will receive a NEOFRESH lunch voucher to be used any time prior to the end of the year!

Register for Pathway to Medicine: Physicians with Disabilities

Veterans Day Presentation, PTSD

Collaboration with the Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services
Monday, Nov. 9, from noon-1 p.m. via Zoom

NEOMED alumna, Gretchen Foley, M.D. (’06), is joining us to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention when working with the veteran population. Dr. Foley served as an active duty Air Force psychiatrist stationed at Wright-Patterson, has authored several publications, and regularly gives presentations on veterans’ mental health issues for the New York State Psychiatric Association.

Find more information about Dr. Foley on Eventbrite and register to receive a Zoom link. There will be a prize raffle at the end of the presentation!

Register for Veterans Day Presentation, PTSD

Reveille and Retreat

Collaboration with the Future Military Physicians student group
Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

More details to come.

Check the Embracing Diversity Series webpage for updates and contact Jacqueline Fausnight at jfausnight@neomed.edu if you have any questions regarding the events.

-Submitted by Jacqueline Fausnight

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