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Health Equity Training Research Center Grand Rounds

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About the Program: Baylor College of Medicine’s Health Equity Grand Rounds Series is sponsored by the Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and other Baylor departments, schools and academic centers. Physicians, residents, fellows, medical students and other healthcare providers in every area of practice will potentially encounter health and healthcare equity issues. A universal need for these providers is to provide a forum to address issues such as health disparities, social determinants of health, cultural/linguistic competency, and social justice. This series is designed to provide healthcare providers an awareness and strategies to address these issues when they arise.

Objectives: Following the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify specific diseases that disproportionately affect underserved and vulnerable populations;
  • Describe the role of social determinants of health across the lifespan;
  • Explain effective education, research, clinical care and community outreach solutions for improving health equity; and
  • Understand evidence-based, methodological approaches for addressing policy, quality improvement, and assessment issues associated with mitigating health and healthcare inequities.

Target Audience, Needs, Educational Methods, Activity Evaluation: Faculty (including physicians), residents, fellows, medical students, health professions students, healthcare team members from affiliate hospitals (including social workers and public health officials) and other interested persons need to be regularly updated on issues associated with health and healthcare equity. Educational methods will include lectures and Question & Answer sessions. Participants will be asked to complete an activity evaluation.

Accreditation/Credit Designation: Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Content
Schedule

Date

Topic and Speaker

Location

June 28, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Title TBD
Eileen Chavez, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics/Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Dominique Williams, M.D., MPH, Dipl ABOM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics/Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

 

April 26, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Title TBD
Edgardo Ordonez, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Emergency Medicine

Virtual

March 17, 2022
12-1 p.m.

(in collaboration with Department of Medicine)

Improving Maternal Health: Seeking Equity and Allies
Lisa Hollier, M.D., MPH, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Chair of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force & Chief Medical Officer of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Children's Health Plan.
Carla Ortique, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine

Virtual

March 2, 2022

12-1 p.m.

Pathways to Empathy through Academic Research, Music and Film Making
Julian Saporiti, MA, BM, PhD Candidate, Musician and Songwriter and Creator of the No-No Boy Project

Virtual

Feb. 15, 2022

12-1 p.m.

A Mile in My Shoes: How Workforce Diversification Can Solve Our Health Equity Crisis
Amber E. Johnson, M.D., MS, MBA, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

 

Virtual

Dec. 14, 2021

12-1 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Human Spaceflight: Challenges and Opportunities
Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D., MS, AFAsMA, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Space Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Virtual

Sept. 28, 2021

12-1 p.m.

Achieving Health Equity Requires Transformational Change
Kim Rhoads, M.D., MS, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Director, Office of Community Engagement Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Virtual

June 2, 2021 
12-1 p.m.

Expanding Diversity Efforts to Include Learners with Disabilities: Opportunities and Benefits
Lisa Meeks, Ph.D., MA
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Virtual

May 25, 2021 
12-1 p.m.

Talking the Talk:  Everyday Equity and the Science of Communication
K. Casey Lion, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Virtual

April 27, 2021
12-1 p.m. 

Addressing Racism in Medical Education – Everyone Matters, Everyone Counts
Maria L. Soto-Greene, M.D., MS-HPEd, FACP
Executive Vice Dean
Professor of Medicine
Director, The Hispanic Center of Excellence
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey

Virtual

April 20, 2021
12-1 p.m. 

Acing Race: A Strategy for Child Health Equity
Ashaunta T. Anderson, M.D., MPH, MSHS. 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Attending Physician in General Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Virtual

March 18, 2021 
(in collaboration with the Department of Medicine)

Personal Perspectives on Women and Leadership in Academic Medicine
Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Former Director (Retired), Office of Research on Women's Health, Senior Scientist Emerita, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Virtual

Feb. 23, 2021 
12-1 p.m.
CANCELLED; TO BE RESCHEDULED

Achieving Health Equity Requires Transformational Change

Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Director, Office of Community Engagement Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Virtual

Jan. 2021

 

 

Dec. 11, 2020
(in collaboration with MEDVAMC)

Transgender and gender diverse health care
Michael Kauth, Ph.D., Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, Baylor College of Medicine, director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Program, Office of Population Health, Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, and Behavioral Health Program Investigator, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. 

Virtual 

Nov. 12, 2020 

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Findings, Recommendations, and Prevention Strategies
Frazier Benya, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, DC

Virtual

Oct. 15, 2020
2-3 p.m. 

Community-Engaged Scholarship in Underserved Communities
Norma A. Pérez Raifaisen, M.D., DrPH, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics, Director, Faculty Advisory Program, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Virtual

Oct. 8, 2020 

Achieving Excellence in Academic Medicine through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Toi Harris, M.D., Professor and Associate Provost
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Student and Trainee Services, Baylor College of Medicine
Ashley Butler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine

Virtual 

Oct. 7, 2020 
8-9 a.m. 

(in collaboration with Obstetrics and Gynecology) 

Taking Action: Respectful Maternity Care of Pregnant and Birthing People
Joia Crear Perry, M.D., FACOG, Founder and President, National Birth Equity Collaboration Ob 

Virtual

Sept. 10, 2020
5-6:30 p.m.

Compassionate Conversations: Bystander Interventions that Create More Inclusive Clinical and Learning Environments
Alicia D.H. Monroe, M.D., Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine
Toi B. Harris, M.D., Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity & Student and Trainee Services, Baylor College of Medicine
Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, M.D., Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

Virtual

Sept. 2, 2020 
8-9 a.m. 
(in collaboration with Obstetrics and Gynecology) 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19: Root Causes and Corrective Action Plans
Christina Davidson, M.D., and Carey Eppes, M.D., MPH, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine  
Amma Asare, M.D., Ph.D. and Elisabeth Baquet, DO, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Baylor College of Medicine  
Compassionate Conversations 

Virtual

August 2020 

None

 

July 28, 2020 
5-6:30 p.m. 

Advancing Health Equity in the Clinical Encounter: The Role of Cultural Identity in Patients and Healthcare Providers
Francis G. Lu, M.D., Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California

Virtual  

May 31, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.

(in collaboration with TCH Pediatrics Grand Rounds)

Sickle Cell Disease: A Question of Equity and Quality

Suzette Olu Busola Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University

Texas Children's Hospital Auditorium, Abercrombie Building

April 24, 2019

12-1 p.m.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Depression in African-American Adolescents

Jamie Freeny, DrPH, MPH, Manager, Population Health, Harris Health System

Cullen Auditorium, Main Baylor Campus

March 6, 2019

12-1 p.m.

Disabusing Disability: Demonstrating That DISability Doesn't Mean INability

Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Director for Medical Student Success, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Michigan Medical School

Cullen Auditorium, Main Baylor Campus

Feb. 19, 2019

6:15-7:15 p.m.

 

(in collaboration with Student National Medical Association)

Microaggressions in Medicine
Alicia D.H. Monroe, M.D., Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine

Toi B. Harris, M.D., Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity & Student Services, Baylor College of Medicine

Aimee Gardner, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Evaluation & Research, School of Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine

Jocelyn T. Greely, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine

Melanie Jagneaux, JD, MBA, Director and Ombudsman, Office of the Provost, Baylor College of Medicine

Erik D. Malmberg, Ph.D., JD, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Office of the Provost, Baylor College of Medicine

M112 DeBakey, Main Baylor Campus

Dec. 5, 2018
11 a.m.-Noon
(in collaboration with Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Center for Space Medicine, and Translational Research Institute for Space Health)

How the Evolution of Sex and Gender Based Research Impacts the Practice of Medicine

Alyson J. McGregor, M.D., M.A., Associate Professor Emergency Medicine and Director of the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Cullen Auditorium, Main Baylor Campus

Oct. 3, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
(in collaboration with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds)

CANCELLED; TO BE RESCHEDULED

Women with Disabilities at Your Doorstep: Achieving Equity by Offering Knowledgeable and Accessible Healthcare and Preventive Services to This Underserved Population

Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine

Main Baylor Campus, DeBakey M321

Sept. 12, 2018
8-9 a.m.
(in collaboration with Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds)

Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America

Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Founding-Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

Texas Children's Hospital Auditorium, Abercrombie Building

Aug. 22, 2018
10-11 a.m.

(in collaboration with Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds)

Role of Insurance in Achieving Health Equity

Laura N. Medford-Davis, M.D., Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Main Baylor Campus,
DeBakey M321