Thursday, February 4, 2016

Black History Month event schedule, February 8-29

Celebrate and honor African American & Black History
at the University of Kansas Medical Center

Clendening History of Medicine Exhibit 
February 8-29, daily, Clendening History of Medicine Museum, Robinson Hall, 1st floor
The Summer of 1938: The Desegregation of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, an exhibit located in the Clendening Foyer on the first floor of Robinson Hall tells the story of Edward V. Williams’ struggle to become the first African American medical student to complete his medical degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Webinar & Discussion:  Colorectal Cancer Research & Me, Everything I Wanted to Know
February 10, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS
KU School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine in partnership with New Bethel Church Community Development Corporation and Faithworks will sponsor a webinar offered through the Our Community, Our Health program at the University of Florida.  The webinar will be broadcast simultaneously at multiple sites across the county. 

EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Meeting
February 11, 8:00 a.m., School of Nursing Auditorium
Join the quarterly meeting of KUMC’s Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet to learn about current initiatives underway including the upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Award, a university-wide Climate Study & future learning opportunities about Unconscious Bias.

“How to Rock the Wards” 
February 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m., 1027 Orr Major
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) of KUMC will host Dr. Naylor and Dr. Thomas who will share tips and best practices for third-year medical rotations. 

Clinical Culture and Diversity Series
February 16, 12:00-1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Auditorium
The Office of International Programs in partnership with KUMC’s Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet and the Office of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity present the quarterly series.  Robert Levy, MD, will address practical advice on helping health care professionals who struggle with addiction.

Multicultural Luncheon
February 17, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., School of Nursing Atrium
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) of KUMC will host its annual Multicultural Luncheon.  Enjoy a variety of dishes for a $5 contribution.  Proceeds benefit local charities.  

Student & Alumni Panel Discussion
February 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Rm. 1050
Be part of the conversation as health professions, nursing and medical students, faculty and alumni discuss the educational experiences of black students at KUMC as framed through the Journal of the American Medical Association article, A Silent Curriculum, and new diversity and inclusion statement from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Clendening Research Presentation
February 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Clendening Auditorium 
School of Medicine student Yvonne Kamau will share her experience on a recent visit to Kenya.  Lunch provided for students.

Research Panel & State of Health in Wyandotte County Panel
February 24, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Rm. 4016
African American researchers share information about their line of research and journey to become faculty researchers at KUMC.  Following the panel discussion, faculty and community leaders will provide an overview of the state of health in Wyandotte County.  Lunch provided to the first 30.