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Black History Month events, February 2017

Black History Month | 2017

Clendening History of Medicine Exhibit
February 6-28, daily, 2nd floor Robinson outside Clendening Auditorium
Summer 1938: Desegregation of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, an exhibit on display on the second floor of Robinson tells the story of Edward V. Williams and how he challenge the system and won, becoming the first African American student to graduate with an MD from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

KUMC African American Researchers & Faculty Profiles
February 6-28, daily, multiple KUMC locations
Special features of Black faculty and administrators at KUMC can be viewed through biographical posters on display throughout the month.  Learn about the background, academic health care focus, as well as the journey to KUMC of our clinicians, faculty members, administrators and colleagues.

Culture Hour
February 1-28, weekly on Thursdays, noon, Calkins Conference Room, G004 Orr Major
A casual forum for students, faculty and staff to share insights, questions and concerns about culture. Sponsored by the Office of International Programs with topics that will focus on Black History Month throughout February.

Multicultural Luncheon
February 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Atrium
KUMC’s chapter of The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will host its annual Multicultural Luncheon. Enjoy a variety of dishes for a $5 contribution. Proceeds from event will be donated to a local charity.

EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet
February 16, 8:00-9:00 a.m., H. Edward Phillips Room, livestream/ITV available
The quarterly meeting of the Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet will include reports from current action items and an update on the Climate Study.

History of African Americans in Medicine
February 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m., H. Clendening Foyer

The Student National Medical  Association and Chris Crenner, MD, Ph.D., will facilitate this discussion.

Clinical Culture and Diversity Series
February 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Auditorium
The Office of International Programs and the School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion present this quarterly series.  This session brings Dr. Wendi El-Amin of Southern Illinois School of Medicine discuss constructing bridges through cultural humility.

BHM Research Day Poster Session - Celebrating KUMC Black & African American Researchers
February 28, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., School of Nursing Atrium; Posters presented at 10:00 a.m.
Learn about the research conducted by KUMC’s Black and African American faculty and students.

BHM Research Day Presentation: The State of Health of Wyandotte County - The H.E.A.T. Project
February 28, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Rm. B018
Jerry Jones, Executive Director of the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County will discuss the H.E.A.T. project in Wyandotte County and the debilitating confluence of health inequities and redlining. A panel discussion will follow with Jones and other local agency representatives, community based researchers and clinicians will share information, their thoughts on the presentation, recent projects and current issues. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees.

Additional Student National Medical Association events designed for students:

Monday, February 13th
ENT Clinical Skills Night
5-7 pm
Medical Office Building, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, February 14th
“How to Rock the Boards”
12-1 pm
Lied Auditorium
Thursday, February 16th
“How to Rock the Wards” 
12-1 pm
Lied Auditorium