This past year, as a new attending physician in pediatric gastroenterology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dennis Spencer has been juggling his clinical responsibilities and his clinical research, studies which he hopes “may unearth a new prebiotic that would allow us to bolster the gut’s microbiome and protect those at risk for opportunistic infections.”
Seven Harvard Medical School students have received 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. They are among 30 graduate students to receive the merit-based award for immigrants and children of immigrants and were selected for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States.
Fabric is an annual event put on by the first-year HMS/HSDM class during Revisit Weekend for incoming students. It originally began as a cultural showcase to celebrate the African diaspora and highlight the experiences of black students. Over time it has evolved into a school-wide-event in which everyone is invited to share a piece of themselves and come together to embrace the diversity of our community.
Early in my medical school career, before I became accustomed to the marble buildings and grandiose paintings of physicians on the walls, I attended the unveiling of a new portrait. Depicting William Hinton, a Black physician known for groundbreaking work in syphilis treatment, the addition garnered attention from faculty and students alike. We stood in the large room, surrounded by portraits of mostly White physicians, as Hinton’s image was revealed.
As part of HMS DICP ongoing Equity and Social Justice Lectures series (ESJ), this webinar will discuss impacts of COVID on individuals with disabilities. Panelists: Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, HMS Professor of Medicine, Health Policy Research Center, Mongan Institute, MGH; Sharon King, Community Outreach and Advocacy Specialist, Boston Center for Independent Living; Taciana Ribeiro Saab, Dorchester Program Manager Boston Center for Independent Living; Moderator: Alden Landry, MD, MPH.... Read more about Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Disabilities
I exist in parallel universes. In one, I am a medical student and campus leader. In the other, I am a member of a systemically oppressive society and steward of my ancestors’ sacrifices. In both, I exist as a Black woman — and sometimes that identity makes these two universes clash.
The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School is hosting the 2020 Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture featuring the keynote presentation, “Revisiting the Highs and Lows of Public Health Practice,” by Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States.
Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley has approved a recommendation from a Faculty Council Subcommittee on Artwork and Cultural Representations task force to rename the Oliver Wendell Holmes academic society in honor of the late William Augustus Hinton, MD 1912, an HMS clinical professor of bacteriology and immunology. Read the full article by M.R.F. Buckley. Read more about Winds of Change