VITALS: Virtual Inclusive Talks and Lecture Series

The Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence hosts VITALS: Virtual Inclusive Talks and Lecture Series for fall 2021.

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 hospital affiliate partners: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Register and join us for these important talks.

Margarita Diaz
Margarita Diaz

Wednesday, Oct. 20, at noon

Race, Ethnicity, and Language

In honor of Hispanic American Awareness, join Margarita Diaz, MSN, RN, Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Health Equity in The Office of Inclusion & Diversity/Human Resources at MetroHealth System for a discussion about R.E.A.L: Race, Ethnicity, and Language.

Register for the Oct. 20 discussion.

Jonathan Baines
Jonathan Baines

Wednesday, Nov. 10, at noon

Native American Healthcare: Past, Present, and Future

In honor of Native American Awareness, join Jonathan Baines, MD, PhD, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Medical Director Employee and Community Health Procedure Clinic Instructor in Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, for a talk on Native American Healthcare: Past, Present, and Future.

Register for the Nov. 10 conversation.

Arthur James
Arthur James

Wednesday, Dec. 8, at noon

Health Disparities for Women of Color and Infant Mortality

Join Dr. Arthur R. James, Clinical Professor in the Division of General 
Medical Sciences, CWRU School of Medicine and Pediatrician, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, for a conversation about Health Disparities for Women of Color and Infant Mortality.

Register for the Dec. 8 event