Northwestern University will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of virtual Dream Week events including a keynote from organizer, educator, curator and prison industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, student groups organized the medical school’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week, which explored the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in medicine and society.
Caitlin Jacobs, a third-year medical student, helped establish Feinberg’s Association of Native American Medical Students last year to increase awareness of Native American health issues and foster better understanding of Native American cultures.
Maya Jackson-Gibson, a fourth-year medical student, and Warren McGee, a fourth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, reflect on their time on Feinberg’s Task Force on Inclusion and Bias.
As health inequities affect vulnerable populations, healthcare organizations must shift to a health equity centered, population health approach, according to a recent position paper from the National Academy of Medicine.
Building equitable relationships with community leaders and framing research questions around residents’ priorities is the core principle of community-engaged research, and IPHAM, along with ARCC, have been leaders in the field.
Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing has become a leader in sexual and gender minority health research and intervention programs with the goal of advancing health equity for the LGBTQ community.
Medical schools can help combat discrimination by creating safe spaces for underrepresented minority (URM) medical students, according to Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, who founded the STRIVE program which connects URM medical students at Feinberg with URM resident mentors.
Hundreds of Northwestern Medicine leaders, physicians, trainees, students, administrators and healthcare workers knelt for 10 minutes outside of Prentice Women’s Hospital on Friday, June 5. The White Coats For Black Lives event was a solemn moment for the community to remember and honor George Floyd, to stand against racial injustice, and to express solidarity with those who suffer from racial discrimination.
James Hill, ’74 MD, ’79 GME, has dedicated much of his career to advocating for diversity in medicine and orthopaedic surgery.