Embracing Diversity Series, Fall 2017

The Embracing Diversity series got off to a great start last month with a Transgender Health workshop and an Infant Mortality presentation. Additional presentations, panel discussions and celebrations through November are listed here. These events not only shed light on how diversity affects the health care field and individual patients; they also give NEOMED students, faculty and staff a chance to share their own cultural experiences with others.  See NEOMED students, faculty and staff in the I Am Diversity video.


Healing Hearts in Haiti

Oct. 11, noon - 1 p.m., F-118

Panelists will discuss Gift of Life International open heart missions. Learn about the incredible work being done in global health to address health care for the underserved. Panelists include Brittany Potts, M.D. (‘09), a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital; Ken Fogle, Gift of Life Northeast Ohio chairman; and David Kuhajda, a College of Medicine data specialist.

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Bully/Conflict Resolution Presentation

Oct. 18 noon - 1 p.m., Regula Training Room

How to address conflict and create an environment where people feel valued, respected and a part of the culture. Led by NEOMED Ombuds Angela Dash.

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Diwali Celebration

Oct. 23, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., NEW Center Ballroom

Diwali is the Indian culture’s Festival of Lights and signifies the true essence of life, where good overcomes evil. Sponsored by the NEOMED student chapter of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and by the NEOMED Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Pre-sale tickets are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon - 1 p.m. outside the Watanakunakorn Auditorium. Pre-sale tickets are $8.00 for students and $10.00 for faculty and staff. Tickets will also be available at the door and will be $10.00 for students and $12.00 for faculty and staff. 

Student registration. 

Faculty registration.


Jewish Patients and Judaism: Only 613 Things to Know.

Oct. 24, noon - 1p.m., F-118


Celebrating Native American Culture

Nov. 7, 5 - 7 p.m., Regula Great Hall

Join the College of Pharmacy’s Kimberly Kennedy for information, crafts, and entertainment that provides insight into indigenous people of the United States. Native American refreshments will be provided.


Honoring Our Veterans

Nov. 8, 9 a.m., NEW Center Visitor Entrance

Please join the NEOMED Future Military Physicians for a reveille ceremony of the American flag at the flagpole outside the Visitor Entrance to the NEW Center. Raising of the flag at 9 a.m.; lowering of the flag at 5 p.m. Please feel free to wear appropriate dress to show your support for our military.


Value Community and Diversity Reception

Nov. 13, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Cook Alumni Hall

NEOMED is pleased to honor deserving students, as nominated by their peers, faculty, staff and mentors, who help promote diversity at the University and in their profession. Please join NEOMED faculty, staff and students at the reception as we learn about the University’s continued commitment to embracing diversity and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.  


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