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<p>Four noon speakers are scheduled as part of the seventh annual observance of Diversity Week at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The presentations will be in the Emerson Hall auditorium on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The public is invited.</p>

Indiana University School of Medicine Celebrates Diversity Week Jan. 20-25

Speakers and their topics:

Jan. 20 – Joye Maureen Carter, M.D., chief forensic pathologist, Marion County Coroner’s Office and director of the forensic pathology fellowship program at IUSM, “Death, The Ultimate Test of Diversity.” Dr. Carter was the first black female chief medical examiner in the nation, serving as chief medical examiner in two major American cities, Washington, D.C., and Houston, Texas, before starting her own forensic consulting firm.

Jan. 21 – Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine and health policy, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of the Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities, “Addressing Health Disparities: Are We On Track?”

Jan. 22 – Melissa C. Green, Ph.D., director of the division of science and technology, United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, Fairfax, Va., “A Neglected Responsibility: Diversity in STEM Education.”

Jan. 23 – Alexa Canady, M.D., a pediatric neurosurgeon, Sacred Health Medical Group, Pensacola, Fla., and educator. Title to be announced.

More on diversity at the IU School of Medicine.