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Upcoming Events

January
16

Latinas in Healthcare Mixer

6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), the Department of Medicine and the President’s Council on Cornell Women cordially invite you to theinaugural Latinas in Healthcare Mixer on January 16, 2019 at 6 PM! Please RSVP for updates about location and future events using the form below (also accessible at http://tiny.cc/WCM-Latinas-Mixer)If you have any questions, please contact Briana Ruíz Christophers at brc4001@med.cornell.edu

February
11

Dr. Carol Storey-Johnson Retirement Reception

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Dr. Carol L. Storey-Johnson, Professor of Medicine, is retiring after a 45-year career as a medical student, resident, and faculty member here at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Storey-Johnson has enjoyed a long career of excellence, leadership, and scholarship in medical education, and her work has distinguished the educational programs at our institution.We will be honoring Dr. Storey-Johnson with a reception on February 11 at 5:30 pm in Griffis Faculty Club.  We hope that you will be able to attend to offer your congratulations and appreciation for her many contributions to Weill Cornell Medicine.

February
20

Breaking Bread Dinner

5:30pm to 7:30pm

February
28

Black History Month with Dr. Lynn Holden

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Griffis Faculty Club: 521 East 68th Street Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Lynn Holden following her talk, “Engaging, Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Diverse Health Professionals: Strategies for Success.” Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-black-history-month-tickets-56039198752 or by emailing bdk4001@med.cornell.edu.

March
13

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds Lecture by Beverly Stoute, MD

11:00am to 12:30pm
"Racial Socialization and Thwarted Mentalization:Reflections of a psychoanalyst from thelived experience of James Baldwin’s America"Beverly Stoute, MDAssociate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of MedicineTraining and Supervising Analyst, Emory University Psychoanalytic InstituteChild and Adolescent Supervising Analyst, The New York Psychoanalytic InstituteFaculty Member, Southeast Child Analytic ConsortiumLocation: Uris Auditorium

April
17

Cyma Rubin Women in Science Lecture

11:00am to 12:00pm

April
22 to 27

Diversity Week April 22nd - 27th 2019

6:00am to 7:15pm
As part of Dean Augustine Choi’s commitment to strengthening the culture of diversity and inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host its 2nd Annual Diversity Week event that will take place April 22-27, 2019. This years Diversity Week will include three keynote addresses by Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, Chief Engagement Officer All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, Sian Leah Beilock, PhD, President Barnard College and  Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. An array of events will take place throughout the week featuring Diversity Grand Round talks from experts in their fields, health disparity and mentoring in medicine symposiums, paneled events centered around work-life balance, women in science, and LGBT issues in medicine, among others. In addition, winners of the Dean's Diversity and Healthcare Disparities Research Awards, Pioneers in Diversity Awards, and the Jessica M. and Natan Bibliowicz Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty will be honored during an evening celebration of diversity. Stay tuned for more information and a scheduled list of events!2019 DIVERSITY WEEK TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 

April
22 to 28

WCM Diversity Week April 22-27 2019

6:00pm to 2:00pm

May
13

Breaking Bread

5:30pm to 7:30pm
WCM's Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites you to break bread and joins us for dinner and open dialogue to explore our diverse belief systems, world views, preconceived notions, biases, and stereotypes. We encourage positive interaction and embrace the opportunity to create a safe environment for all to participate.

May
17

At the Broken Places: A mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Presenters: Mary and Donald CollinsDate/time: Friday, May 17, 2019 from 12-1:30 PMLocation: Weill Greenberg Center B/C (capacity 80 persons) Link to book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/547453/at-the-broken-places-by-mary-collins/9780807088357/

May
17

At the Broken Places: A mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Date/time: Friday, May 17, 2019 from 12-1:30 PMLocation: Weill Greenberg Center B/C (capacity 80 persons)Presenters: Mary and Donald CollinsLink to book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/547453/at-the-broken-places-by-mary-collins/9780807088357/

June
08

SPARC 2019 Tri-I Diversity Retreat

8:00am to 1:00pm
“Advocating for Inclusive Change” Saturday, June 8th8:30am - 1pmBelfer Research Building Join colleagues in facilitated discussions, workshops, and networking for leadership development in academic medicine: Envisioning your inclusive changeThe Empathy RoadTaking your plan forward A networking luncheon will follow the day’s sessions.

June
19

Dean's Diversity Speaker Series - Dr. Sarah Hemminger

5:30pm to 6:30pm
WCM's Office of Diversity & Inclusion invite you to our second Dean's Diversity Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Sarah Hemminger, CEO & Co-Founder of Thread. An alumna of Johns Hopkins University in biomedical engineering, Dr. Hemminger has worked to create a long-term network of mentors from JHU and community volunteers to support and empower local underperforming Baltimore students (a 10-year commitment) to achieve high school graduation and college opportunities. Thread’s success and impact on the Baltimore community has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Huffington Post, and Stanford Social Innovation Review among others.Meet and greet is from 6:30-8:00pm at Griffis Faculty Club.

June
26

Breaking Bread

5:30pm to 7:30pm
You are invited to break bread and join us for dinner and an open conversation that will explore diverse belief systems, world views, preconceived notions, biases and stereotypes. Breaking Bread is a series of facilitated dinner dialogues to discuss topics across the spectrum of diversity and inclusion. Current issues, ideas, thoughts, and concerns about differences are discussed in an interactive, open and safe communal setting. We welcome back Dr. Renee Alexander, Cornell University’s Associate Dean of Students/Advisor to the Dean, and Founder of the award winning Breaking Bread series at Cornell’s Ithaca campus.We encourage positive interaction and embrace the opportunity to create a safe environment for all to join.

June
26

Breaking Bread

5:30pm to 7:30pm
WCM's Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites you to break bread and joins us for dinner and open dialogue to explore our diverse belief systems, world views, preconceived notions, biases, and stereotypes. We encourage positive interaction and embrace the opportunity to create a safe environment for all to participate.

October
03

Breaking Bread - What Does It Mean To Be American?

5:30pm to 7:30pm
Breaking Bread is a series of facilitated dinner dialogues to discuss topics across the spectrum of diversity and inclusion. Current issues, ideas, thoughts, and concerns about differences are discussed in an interactive, open and safe communal setting.

October
11

Resident Minority Housestaff Committee Student-Resident Social

7:00pm
Join us for an informal gathering for underrepresented minority Housestaff; medical students are welcome to join. La Pulperia has offered to extend Happy Hour until 8PM in order to accommodate this networking event. If you have questions or would like to receive more information from the Resident Minority Housestaff Committee please contact Christopher Gonzalez, Health Equity Research Fellow, at CornellMHC@gmail.com.Venue:  La Pulperia, 1626 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10028 http://pulperianyc.com/

October
12

BNGAP 2019 Leadership and Academic Medicine Regional Conference

8:00am to 5:00pm
Identify leadership opportunities and support for your career in academic medicineDevelop a professional development plan with leaders in the fieldExpand your professional network with colleagues across the region

October
24

Dean's Quarterly Diversity Seminar: Dr. Carol Bates

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Gender Equity in Medicine: What will it take and what can we do?Dr. Bates is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and past chair of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science. She spearheads faculty development efforts at HMS for over 500 faculty members via grant programs, professional development, a leadership course, and serves as the Title IX coordinator for the medical school. Dr. Bates is a recipient of the Society of General Internal Medicine Elnora Rhodes Service Award for her contributions to advancing women in medicine and currently serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.Uris Auditorium, Meyer Building, 1300 York AvenueReception to follow6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.GriffisFaculty Club, 521 East 68thStreet

November
26

LGBTQ+ Mentorship & Networking

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Foster mentoring relationships across all career stages and departments — medical student, resident, fellow and faculty walk-ins are welcome.

December
02

Association of Diverse Physician-Scientists in Training Lecture Series

1:30pm
You are invited to  the inaugural lecture of the ADePT Invited Lecture Series!José Alemán-Díaz, MD, PhDAssistant Professor, NYU Langone EndocrinologyFellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell, Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2015
Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell, Internal Medicine, 2011MD, Harvard University, 2009PhD, MIT, 2008 The Association of Diverse Physician-Scientists in Training is a group of students of all years at theTri-Institutional MD-PhD Program aiming to create aspace for students from backgrounds underrepresented in science & medicine. Our goals are to encourage community-building, advocacy, and mentorship. Our faculty mentor is physician-scientist Dr. Marcus Goncalves at Weill Cornell

December
19

Diversity Council

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065