Speaking at this year’s IU School of Medicine Cultural Awareness Town Hall, Merritt will share key research about systemic racism in legislative and administrative decisions while also reflecting on lessons learned from COVID-19. She shares valuable ways for medical professionals to mitigate the effects that COVID-19 has on communities of color.
It’s no secret that medical students value amazing faculty. Being in labs, lectures or on rotations with faculty who are engaging, inspiring, motivating and dynamic makes the medical educational experience worthwhile for students. One way medical students can highlight excellent faculty is by nominating their favorite professors for the 2021 Trustees’ Teaching Award. Nominations are due by January 27, 2021.
In July 2021, Regina A. Kreisle, MD, PhD, associate dean and director of Indiana University School of Medicine-West Lafayette will retire from her position after 30 years of service. Although her initial career trajectory was as a researcher, her wisdom and dedication to teaching has impacted countless students and junior faculty members throughout the years.
Earlier last month, members of the IU School of Medicine community attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The conference was virtual this year due to COVID-19 precautions, however, its mission to encourage minority, first-generation, veteran and disabled students to pursue higher education in STEM remains the same.
On October 7, IU School of Medicine held a virtual ceremony to unveil the portrait of Clarence Augustus Lucas, Sr., MD, one of the first African American medical students to graduate from IU School of Medicine. Located in the atrium of the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, this portrait reflects the monumental accomplishments of Lucas’ life and his legacy as a trailblazer in medicine.
The IU School of Medicine chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics, and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a space for members to receive mentorship and explore STEM fields.
Barbara Reed, MD is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute and serves as a preceptor in the third-year Family Medicine clerkship. In this role, Reed has made significant impacts in the lives of her students and models exemplary humanism and professionalism in medicine for students and faculty alike.
As a Latino immigrant and member of the LGBTQ community, Alvaro Tori, MD, associate dean for Diversity Affairs, is determined to increase diversity in the academic physician workforce—a core value and driver of IU School of Medicine’s institutional excellence—through the Academic Medicine Career Development Conference on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
Christian C. Strachan, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been selected by Indiana University School of Medicine, IU Health and IU Health Physicians to be the recipient of the 2020-21 Evans Fellow in Health Care Leadership.