Monday, Feb. 8 | 2-3:15 p.m. (EST) | Watch here

Breaking Ground: Building a Different Future

This presentation examines the triumphs of Rebecca Lee Crumpler and other firsts in medicine, and the benefits of embracing diversity moving forward.

Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Accreditation:  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. (Note: CME credit for the live meeting only) 

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday Feb. 9 | 3-5 p.m. (EST) | Panel discussion | Watch here

What is Possible? Stories from Trailblazing Healthcare Leaders

Prominent Black female trailblazers in medicine share their career journeys and insights on contemporary issues.

Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Riverside

Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD, PhD, (BUSM 1994), Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice Dean of Medical Education, University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Alicia Monroe, MD, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Professor of Family Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Dean and Professor of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine and Science

 

Marcelle Willock, MD, Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology, Former Chair of Anesthesiology, Boston University School of Medicine

 

Moderator:  Kaye-Alese Green, BS, MA, BUSM third-year medical student currently serving as the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Fellow for the 2020-21 academic year

Accreditation:  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. (Note: CME credit for the live meeting only) 

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Wednesday Feb. 10 | 3-5 p.m. (EST) | Watch here

What is Possible? Stories from Rising Stars

Black woman graduates of BUSM share their career journeys and reflect on elements that have both influenced and contributed to their path thus far as well as discussing lessons learned along the way.

Simone Ellis, MS, MD, (BUSM 2015), Family Medicine Physician, Whitman Walker Health, Washington, DC

 

Toya Kelley, MD, (BUSM 2007), Lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service; Senior Clinical Education Consultant, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Health Service Corps

Dallas Reed, MD, (BUSM 2010), Division Chief of Genetics and Director of Perinatal Genetics, Tufts Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Ebonie Woolcock, MD, MPH, (BUSM 2010), Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Interim Director of the Early Medical School Selection Program, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Moderator: Samantha Kaplan, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Accreditation:  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. (Note: CME credit for the live meeting only) 

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Thursday, Feb. 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. (EST) |  Open to EMSSP Alumni and Students ONLY | To be added to this event, please email here

Supporting Connections: Mentoring/Networking Event for the Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP) Alumni and Students

Friday, Feb. 12 | Noon- 3 p.m. (EST) | Watch here

COVID and the Black Community

Leading COVID experts offer their perspectives on the effect of the pandemic on the Black Community. See presentation schedule below.

Judith Absalon, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, Pfizer Vaccines Research & Development

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

 

Cassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director of Public Health Programs, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Boston Medical Center

Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health

 

Moderator: Rev. Liz Walker, Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church; veteran television journalist who was the first Black weeknight news anchor in Boston

Presentations  

Noon-12:05 p.m. | Introduction of panelists, objectives and format of discussion

12:05-12:40 p.m. | Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of COVID in the Black Community | Cassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, MSc

12:40-1:15 p.m. | Coronavirus Vaccines: Their Safety and Efficacy | Judith Absalon, MD, MPH  | Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

1:15-1:50 p.m. | Where Do We Go From Here? Considerations for Overcoming Misconceptions About Covid Prevention and Treatment | Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH

1:50-2 p.m. | Break

2- 2:45 p.m. |  Panel Q&A with Virtual Audience

2:45 p.m. | Wrap-up | Rev. Walker