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Four national educators to speak at IU School of Medicine Diversity Week events

“The Affordable Care Act and Its Effect on Patient Outcomes” is the theme of the 11th annual Indiana University School of Medicine Diversity Week Speakers Series. Presentations will be from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 to 25 in the Wishard Memorial Hospital Myers Auditorium.

The events are free and open to the public.

Speakers and their topics:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22: Leroi Hicks, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hicks will present “A Call to Fix the Least Humane of All Inequities.”
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23: Eric Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Sweet-Cordero will present “The Road Less Traveled: Minorities in Academic Medicine.”
  • Thursday, Jan. 24: Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, M.D., MSPH, MBA, associate vice president of health sciences and professor of surgery at the Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Kosoko-Lasaki will present “The Affordable Care Act: Our Role in Increasing the Primary Care Workforce.”
  • Friday, Jan. 25: Alicia D.H. Monroe, M.D., vice dean for educational affairs and professor of family medicine at the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Monroe will present “Redirecting Our Focus to an Exceptional Patient Experience: Linking Best Evidence to Patient Values.”