The Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence hosts VITALS: Virtual Inclusive Talks and Lecture Series for summer, 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 in June, July and August 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.
Tuesday, June 29, at 7 a.m.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Experiences of Racism during COVID-19
Join Ben Li, MD, Cancer Center Director, MetroHealth System, and Edward G. Mansour Professor of Surgical Oncology at CWRU, for a talk on Asian Americans' and Pacific Islanders' perceptions and experiences of racism during the pandemic.
Wednesday, July 21, at 5 p.m.
The Effects of COVID-19 on Women in the Academy
Join Cynthia Kubu, PhD, ABPP-CN, Professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and CWRU School of Medicine Interim Vice Dean for Faculty Development, for a talk on professional women's experiences during the pandemic.
Wednesday, August 25, at Noon
Health Disparities in LatinX and COVID-19
Join Monica Vela, MD, FACP, Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Pritzker School of Medicine and Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, for a talk on the experiences of LatinX people during the pandemic.