Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about the people, groups, and initiatives addressing diversity issues at the medical school and beyond.
Trisha Kaundinya, a first-year student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH Program, and Elizabeth Adams, a first-year medical student, are the co-founders and co-presidents of Feinberg’s Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine.
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing hosted its latest Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture Series webinar featuring TJ Billard, PhD, who spoke about the politics of transgender health misinformation and its impact on health and human rights for transgender individuals.
Even in a mostly virtual format, Northwestern Medicine’s pipeline programs are helping young people from underrepresented communities get exposure to and experience in medicine and biomedical science.
McGaw Medical Center hosted the first annual Health Equity Week, a series of panel discussions highlighting the roots of healthcare disparities and how clinicians and scientists are working to find solutions.
Feinberg faculty, residents and students recently participated in the Student National Medical Association’s annual medical education conference, a cornerstone gathering for current and future medical students from minority populations traditionally underrepresented in medicine.
Linda Suleiman, MD, ’17 GME, and Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, ’18 GME, have been included in the National Minority Quality Forum's 2021 “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” list.
Northwestern University will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of virtual Dream Week events including a keynote from organizer, educator, curator and prison industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, student groups organized the medical school’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week, which explored the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in medicine and society.