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The History and Future of Black Physicians in Medicine

June 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

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We, at the Institute for Common Power, understand that racialized disparities in healthcare and health outcomes must be acknowledged to be eliminated. To this end, we are proud to offer, in partnership with the University of Washington Department of Medicine, a series of lectures / conversations designed to expose and dismantle racial biases in medicine.

Description: This presentation will explore U.S. medical education in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. We will address the creation of black medical schools, the policy forces that lead to the demise of many of these institutions, and the exciting opportunities which lay ahead. In recalling this history, we will explore the impact of policy decisions on social factors and health outcomes.

Walter D. Conwell, MD, MBA- Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer:

Dr. Walter Conwell joined the Morehouse School of Medicine in July 2021 as the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and also serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development. A graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Conwell received his Bachelors of Science from Florida A&M University and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado Business School. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Conwell has published peer-reviewed articles on various topics related to medical education, health economics, and health equity.