VITALS: Virtual Inclusive Talks and Lecture Series

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence hosts VITALS: Virtual Inclusive Talks and Lecture Series.

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine and fighting disparities in health care in our community.  Championing diversity is an essential part of our vision to promote an inclusive culture working to eradicate health disparities in Cleveland and across the world. 

We are pleased to launch VITALS, a series of inclusive talks and lectures to expand our commitment and promote dialogues in our school and our community.

VITALS seminars will provide virtual talks on race relations and health disparities. Each lecture is 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions and answers after the talk. These lectures are open to the public and shared with faculty staff and students at the School of Medicine, the University and our other campuses: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Register and join us for these important talks.

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VITALS: Racism as a Public Health Crisis,
Envisioning the Future

By Dr. David Margolius, Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Noon

An active educator, Dr. David Margolius is an associate professor in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and faculty for the Medical Director Leadership Institute at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of public health topics, from COVID-19 response in underserved communities and the opioid crisis to hypertension in low-income populations and best practices in primary care, preventative medicine and family medicine.

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VITALS: Advocacy through
Cultural Humility and Community Outreach

By Monica Yepes-Rios, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Noon 

In the honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join Monica Yepes-Rios, MD, FACP, Assistant Dean for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Students, Associate Professor, Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  

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VITALS: How Far We've Come 50 Years of Pride! 

By Laura J. Mintz, Wednesday, June 28, at 10 a.m.

In honor of Pride Month, join Laura J. Mintz, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, MetroHealth for a discussion reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Pride.