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Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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Addendum

Symposium on Diversity in the Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W.Nickens M.D.

Sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Institute of Medicine, and the Association of Academic Health Centers

March 16 and 17, 2001

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

March 16, 2001

7:30–8:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15–8:45 am

Welcome and Overview of Conference Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D., Health Affairs/Project Hope

Welcome to IOM Kenneth Shine, M.D., President, Institute of Medicine

Memorial to Herbert W.Nickens Jordan J.Cohen, M.D., President, Association of American Medical Colleges

8:45–9:45 am

Keynote Address: Diversity in Health Professions: Why It Matters to Everyone

Introduction: Roger J.Bulger, M.D., President, Association of Academic Health Centers

Benefits of Diversity in the Health Professions Mark Smith M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation

Diversity as a Means of Promoting Educational Equity Lee Bollinger, J.D., President, University of Michigan

9:45–11:00 am

Making the Case for Diversity

Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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1.

Addressing Health Disparities Through Diversity in Health Professionals

Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director of NIH for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

David Carlisle M.D., Ph.D., Director, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, State of California

Diana Tisnado Ph.D., AHRQ Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA School of Public Health

2.

The Role of Diversity in the Training of Health Professionals

Lisa Tedesco, Ph.D., Vice President and Secretary, University of Michigan

Question & Answer: Lauro Cavazos Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine

11:00–11:15 am

Break

11:15–12:00 noon

Redefining Achievement

3.

Admissions Decisions That Meet Broader Social Needs: An Examination of Merit and Non-Cognitive Variables

Michael Nettles, Ph.D., and Catherine Millet, Ph.D., Center for Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan

Question & Answer: Susan Scrimshaw, Ph.D., Dean, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Health Science Center

12:00 noon–1:00 pm Lunch (box lunch provided)

1:00–1:30 pm

Afternoon Keynote Address: Building Human Capital: From South Africa to North America

Alan Herman, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, National School of Public Health, Medical University of Southern Africa

1:30–2:45 pm

Trends in Admission, Enrollment and Matriculation of URM Students in the Health Professions Training Pipeline

4.

Trends in Applications, Acceptance, Matriculation, Graduation of URM Students in the Health Professions Programs

Kevin Grumbach, M.D., Chief, Family and Community Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital/Community Health Network

Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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5.

Trends of URM Student Representation at Different Points Along the Educational Continuum

Patricia Gandara, Ph.D., Division of Education, University of California, Davis

Question & Answer: T.B.A.

2:45–3:00 pm

Break

3:00–4:15 pm

Policy Context

6.

What Is The Current Legal Status of Affirmative Action Programs?

Thomas Perez, J.D., Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Law

7.

Current Policy Initiatives That May Affect URM Participation in Health Professions

Marta Tienda, Ph.D., Director, Office of Population Research, Princeton University

Question & Answer: Sam Shekar, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, DHHS

4:15–5:15pm

Future Directions—Moderated Panel/Roundtable Convener: Lauro Cavazos, Ph.D., Tufts University School of Medicine

Panelists:

Michael Bird, Ph.D., President, American Public Health Association

Caswell Evans D.D.S., Office of the Director, NIDCR, National Institutes of Health

Vanessa Northington Gamble, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Division of Community and Minority Programs, Association of American Medical Colleges

Beverly Malone, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health Services, DHHS

Peter Vaughan, Ph.D. Dean, School of Social Services, Fordham University

5:30–6:30 pm

Wine & Cheese Reception

Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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Saturday, March 17, 2001

8:00–8:30 am

Continental breakfast/Registration

8:30–8:50 am

Opening Session: Recaps Key Themes of Day One

Clyde Evans, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, American Network of Health Promoting Universities, Association of Academic Health Centers

8:50–9:50 am

Keynote Presentation: Successful Teachers—Successful Students: The Algebra Project

Robert Moses, Ph.D.

9:50–10:00 am

Break

WAVE ONE SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS: Raising Minority Achievement in Grades K–12

10:00–10:30 a.m.

Paper presentation

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Discussion

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Recap and consensus

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What Are the Barriers or Challenges Facing Us as We Raise Minority Achievement?

Linda Darling-Hammond, Ph.D., Charles E.Ducommon Professor of Education, Stanford University School of Education

Discussion leader: James Hamos, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School

How and When Do We Intervene to Raise Minority Achievement?

Sam Stringfield, Ph.D., Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University

Discussion leader: Maxine Bleich, President, Ventures in Education

High Stakes Standardized Tests—Steppingstone or Hurdle?

Uri Treisman, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Director, Dana Center, University of Texas, Austin

Discussion leader: Catherine Millett, Ph.D., School of Education, University of Michigan

11:30–12:00 noon

Large Group Meets to Recap Wave One Facilitator : Lauro Cavazos, Ph.D.

Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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12:00–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (box lunches provided)

WAVE TWO SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS: Improving Minority Recruitment and Retention—High School and Beyond

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Paper presentation

1:30–2:15 p.m.

Discussion

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Recap and consensus

4.

Sustaining Minorities in Prehealth Advising Programs Saundra Herndon Oyewole, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty, Trinity College

Discussion Leader: Susana Morales, M.D., Department of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

5.

What Makes a Great Health Professional—Rethinking the Admissions Process?

Filo Maldonado, Assistant Dean for Admissions ,Texas A&M Medical School

Discussion Leader: Richard Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., Executive Director, American Association of Dental Education

How Do We Retain Minority Health Professional Students?

Michael Rainey, Ph.D., Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, SUNY Stony Brook, School of Medicine

Discussion leader: Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director, and Center of Multinational and Minority Health, New York Presbyterian Hospital

2:30–3:00 pm

Large Group Meets to Recap Wave Two Facilitator: Lauro Cavazos, Ph.D.

3:00–3:15pm

Break

3:15–4:15 pm

Wrap Up Session: What Have We Learned? What Will Go Home with Us?

Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D., Health Affairs/Project Hope

Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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This Symposium is sponsored by:

The Association of American Medical Colleges

The Institute of Medicine

The Association of Academic Health Centers

And supported by generous contributions from:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Henry J.Kaiser Family Foundation

W.K.Kellogg Foundation

Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Health Professions Diversity, HRSA

Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA

Office of Minority Health, U.S. DHHS

Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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Suggested Citation:"Addendum." Institute of Medicine. 2001. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions -- Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D.. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10186.
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The Symposium on Diversity in the Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., was convened in March 2001 to provide a forum for health policymakers, health professions educators, education policymakers, researchers, and others to address three significant and contradictory challenges: the continued under-representation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans in health professions; the growth of these populations in the United States and subsequent pressure to address their health care needs; and the recent policy, legislative, and legal challenges to affirmative action that may limit access for underrepresented minority students to health professions training. The symposium summary along with a collection of papers presented are to help stimulate further discussion and action toward addressing these challenges. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in Health Professions illustrates how the health care industry and health care professions are fighting to retain the public's confidence so that the U.S. health care system can continue to be the world's best.

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