Recruitment & Multicultural Affairs (ORMA)

Dennis Spencer, MD, PhD, at lab bench

Protected Time for Research

June 28, 2021
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.”
Feyisayo Eweje

They studied medicine, and suddenly COVID too

May 11, 2021
Students entering Harvard Medical School expect a rigorous learning experience. For upperclassmen working rotations in area hospitals, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken this rigor to a new level, and the experience has only emboldened their commitment to medicine.
Taking Aim at Racism: PME anti-racism task force prepares findings, recommendations

Taking Aim at Racism: PME anti-racism task force prepares findings, recommendations

April 2, 2021

In the fall of 1850, Harvard Medical School admitted its first three Black students, Daniel Laing, Isaac Snowden, and Martin Delaney. By the following spring, however, all three had been expelled. A group of white students protested the black students’ presence in the class, and Dean Oliver Wendell Holmes dismissed the trio the following March.

2021 Apr 05

Fabric 2021: Njikota

7:00pm

Location: 

Virtual by invitation

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.

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2021 Apr 13

2021 Diversity Awards Ceremony

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom link sent on registration
Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnerships 2021 Diversity Awards Ceremony. Guest Speaker:  Sherri Ann Charleston, PhD, JD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Harvard University.   For more information on the awardees and to register to attend: https://dicp.hms.harvard.edu/awards/diversity-awards
2021 Apr 12

Racism and Violence Impacting the Asian-American Community

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom link sent on registration

Equity and Social Justice Webinar: Racism and Violence Impacting the Asian-American Community   Asian Americans in our country continue to be victims of racism with increasing acts of violence occurring since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this discussion we will highlight the impact of the pandemic on Asian-American communities, the micro-aggressions and acts of violence committed on individuals including our students, trainees and colleagues, and discuss strategies to stand together with our colleagues and vulnerable communities against hatred, racism, and...

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2021 Apr 06

"From the ‘Hood to Harvard Med to Health Equity," David J. Brown, MD, HMS ’97, Robert H. Ebert Lecture

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom link sent on registration

David J. Brown, MD, HMS ’97,  Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Michigan Medicine.   Register to receive unique Zoom link.

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2021 Apr 20

"Joy, Growth, Purpose," Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH, Harold Amos Mentorship Lecture

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Unique Zoom link sent on registration

Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH,  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Director, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Director, Multicultural Affairs, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Burnett-Bowie will receive the 2021 Michael Shannon Excellence in Mentoring Award at this event in recognition of her commitment, vision, and guidance for our students.

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2021 May 27

Graduation

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Graduation is a day of ceremony and celebration at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. Students are granted the MD and any other advanced degrees they have earned, they are hooded, and they receive their diplomas.

Graduation traditionally consists of two parts: the Commencement Ceremony and Class Day.

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a virtual event for Harvard University’s 370th Commencement will be held on...

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