Friday, October 14, 2016

Critical Mass Gathering & Mentoring Event, 10/15

Student National Medical Association presents

Critical Mass Gathering & Mentoring Event
October 15, 2016

Meet diverse physicians in the KC area and other medical students from the neighboring medical programs. It’s a FREE event that will provide a delicious meal and multiple events. The events are geared to help you socialize and discuss very important topics in the field of medicine. Most importantly it’s a great chance to network with all who attend!

Link to RSVP:

If you have any questions about the event, you can email Estafani Rivas at

We hope to see you there!

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

"Supporting students under-represented in medicine and from traditionally under-served communities"

KUSOM Chapter;

LGBTQ+: Beyond Competency to Practice, 10/18

LGBTQ+: Beyond Competency to Practice
Tuesday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Rieke Auditorium

Presented by:  Taryn Acosta Lentz, Ph.D., Licenses Psychologist- Multicultural Specialist
In this interactive seminar you will review language related to gender/sexuality, explore challenges that LGBTQ+ persons face, and practice strategids for afirming LGBTQ+ patients to create a more inclusive environment in your clinics and beyond.

Program designed for students, all are welcome!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Clinical Culture & Diversity Series: To Serve or Not to Serve, 11/15

Clinical Culture & Diversity Series: To Serve or Not to Serve

A conversation facilitated by Mani M. Mani, MD
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Plastic Surgery.

November 15
SON G013 Auditorium
Lunch provided

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Programming Subcommittee.

6th Annual Partnering for Health Conference, 10/11

This FREE event highlights partnerships and encourages open discussion among the faith-based community, academic health centers, community health workers and community-based service organizations.

We welcome Holly Felix, PhD MPA as the 2016 PFH keynote speaker. She is actively engaged in community health efforts helping implement programs and policies to improve public health for Arkansans, including a seminal study on the impact of CHWs on reducing Medicaid costs.
Our conference objectives are:
1. Develop health focused partnerships
2. Explore strategies to preserve the health of our communities
3. Understand perspectives to address community health
4. Provide opportunities for community health workers to grow and develop
We hope you will attend to engage with other regional health researchers, community-based organizations, and public health professionals to address health disparities in our communities.
Sponsored by:  Frontiers
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
REGISTRATION ENDS OCTOBER 5!  Contact Todd Moore for availability:

Multicultural Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 17

Multicultural Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 17

​Employees and students are invited to learn about health and wellness practices across cultures, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Oct. 17, in Murphy Courtyard (backup location will be Kirmayer). The fair will consist of information, resources and demonstrations of wellness services that support emotional and physical health. Activities will include food demonstrations, meditation, yoga, dance performances and more. Email Ryan Gove at for more information or with questions.
Vendors and departments will include:
  • Chris Wambua – Kamba Fit
  • Integrative Medicine – Healthy eating
  • AKKA Karate – Karate demonstrations/Tai Chi
  • White Light Bookstore and Crystals – Spiritual health
  • Simple Science Juices - Raw, organic and local juice blends
  • Kaushika Panchal – Henna art
  • Be Well on 39th – Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture Society – Acupuncture
  • Lee Veal – Acoustic cranial specialist
  • City in Motion – Belly dance, Afro-aerobic dance, classical Indian dance
  • Bird Ellington Fleming Salsa - Salsa dance