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Brown Speights takes part in AAMC diversity forum

July 12, 2017

Joedrecka Brown Speights was a panelist in June at an AAMC Leadership Forum on achieving diversity, inclusion and equity in academic medicine. Brown Speights (on the left in the photo), associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, represented the AAMC's Council of Faculties and Academic Societies. Approximately 70 academic medicine leaders, representing all AAMC affinity groups and councils, joined in the discussion about racism, unconscious bias and their effects on health and health care in the U.S. Dayna Bowen Matthew, professor at the University of Colorado Law School and the Colorado School of Public Health, provided a perspective on how the academic medicine community can begin to address troubling health disparities. As a call to action, participants were asked to identify two ways they can serve as “opportunity makers” at their institutions. The AAMC plans to continue this collective discussion in Boston this November at Learn Serve Lead 2017.

To read more: https://www.aamc.org/members/cfas/resources/480260/cfas-rep-update-july-2017.html