June 8, 2022

June 16 panel discussion to explore systemic racism in medicine in Detroit

Physicians and health care administrators, several from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, will discuss racism in medicine in the city of Detroit during a June 16 panel discussion.

“Systemic Racism in Medicine in the City of Detroit: The Raw Truth,” will take place virtually via Zoom from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

During the past decade, the medical community has begun to discuss systemic racism in health care and its impact on the African American community.

While consensus has not emerged regarding the causes of inequalities, experts believe the small number of African American trained health care practitioners, and implicit bias affects interpersonal dynamics between clinicians and patients contribute to racial discrimination. This presentation will provide historical insight into systemic racism in medicine in Detroit.

Speakers include Curtis Longs, M.D.; James Brown, M.D.; Samuel Johnson, M.D.; interim chair of Radiology and chair of the Systemic Racism Task Force for the WSU School of Medicine; Joseph Dunbar, Ph.D., director of WSU Medical Student Research and Innovation; Larry Lackey, M.D.; Lonnie Joe, M.D.;  Anita Moncrease, M.D.; Mark Schweitzer, M.D., vice president of WSU Health Affairs; and Donald Tynes, M.D.

Donovan Roy, Ed.D., vice dean of WSU School of Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will introduce the speakers, and radio talk show host Mary Lee will serve as moderator.

RSVP to participate and to receive the Zoom code here

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