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<p>The ninth annual Diversity Week Noon Speakers program at the Indiana University School of Medicine will be Jan. 18-21 and will explore diversity in the medical sciences and the sometimes bumpy road to a career in biomedicine.</p>

Diversity Week Speakers at Indiana University School of Medicine January 18-21


The public is invited to attend the presentations, which will be at noon in Myers Hall Auditorium at Wishard Memorial Hospital, 1001 W. Tenth Street, Indianapolis.

The speakers and their topics:

Jan. 18 – Maria Fatima Lima, Ph.D., professor and dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Meharry Medical College, “Diversity in Biomedical Sciences and Medicine: A Porous Pipeline”

Jan. 19 – Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., MPH, professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment, “Diversity in Pediatrics: Pride or Panic?”

Dr. Fuentes-Afflick also will present pediatric Grand Rounds at 8 a.m., Jan. 19, entitled “Battle of the Bulge: Acculturation and Body Mass”

Jan. 20 – Adam Aponte, M.D. M.Sc., a board certified pediatrician, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine, “From El Barrio to the Bedside: A Journey to Medicine”

Jan. 21 – George H. Rawls, M.D., clinical professor emeritus of surgery at the IU School of Medicine and author, “History of the Black Physician in Indianapolis (A Microcosm of the United States)”

The Student National Medical Association, the Society of Latinos and the IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Division of Diversity are sponsors of Diversity Week events. For additional information, call 317-274-1939.