November 20–21, 2017
The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine
and Science: An American Crisis
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
The workshop is intended to facilitate dialogue and stimulate action to increase the number of African American males in medicine. Speakers, discussants, and all participants will
- Briefly review the past and current history of Black men in medicine and science and the challenges encountered in the transition points to becoming successful physicians and scientists.
- Explore innovative strategies to support entry and successful passage through educational and career transition points leading to an increase in Black men in science and medicine.
- Consider the role of government, educational systems, philanthropy, industry, and others in effecting change along educational transition points.
- Explore ways in which innovative strategies can be shared with others, spread, and scaled up.
November 20, 2017 (Day 1)
|7:30–8:30 am||Breakfast available in East Court|
|8:30–8:45 am||Welcome and Opening Remarks
J. Michael McGinnis, M.D., M.P.P., Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer and National Academy of Medicine Senior Scholar, National Academy of Medicine
|Victor J. Dzau, M.D., President, National Academy of Medicine (video)|
|Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor; Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center, University of Connecticut|
|8:45–10:00 am||Keynote Speakers
Moderator: George C. Hill, Ph.D., Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Professor Emeritus in Medical Education; Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; and Past Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Vanderbilt University
|Louis Sullivan, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions, and President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine|
|Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges|
|10:15 am–12:00 pm||
Randall C. Morgan, Jr., M.D., M.B.A., Executive Director, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute
|Panel 1: Exploring the Challenges and Barriers for Black Men Along the Life Trajectory
Moderator: Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., Director, Health Disparities Institute, UConn Health
|Camara Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine|
|Roger Mitchell, Jr., M.D., Chief Medical Examiner, District of Columbia|
|Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D., CEO, American Psychological Association|
|12:00–1:00 pm||Networking Lunch: Further Discussion of Opening Talks and Panel 1|
|1:00–2:30 pm||Panel 2: Exploring the Challenges and Barriers for Black Men Along the Educational Trajectory
Moderator: Marc Nivet, Ed.D., M.B.A., Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, UT Southwestern Medical Center
|Lynne Holden, M.D., President and CEO, Mentoring in Medicine, and Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
|Walter J. Lanier, J.D., Director of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Milwaukee Area Technical College; Alternative Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Milwaukee|
|C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D., President, Xavier University of Louisiana|
|L. D. Britt, M.D., Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman, Eastern Virginia Medical School|
|2:30–2:45 pm||Networking Break|
|2:45–4:15 pm||Panel 3: Current Innovative and Exploratory Strategies to Support Entry into Science and Medicine for Black Men
Moderator: Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
|André L. Churchwell, M.D., Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, Chief Diversity Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine|
|James L. Moore III, Ph.D., Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Executive Director for Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, and College of Education and Human Ecology Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, The Ohio State University|
|Marja Hurley, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Orthopedics, Associate Dean, Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs, UConn School of Medicine|
|Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., M.B.A., Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School|
|4:15–5:30 pm||Closing Remarks and Reflections on the Day
Moderator: David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, 16th U.S. Surgeon General1
|Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine|
|Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, President, Howard University|
|Veronica Mallett, M.D., M.M.M., Dean, School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College|
|Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., Dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University|
|5:30–7:00 pm||Adjourn to Reception and Poster Session
Poster Session: Innovative Approaches to Black Men in Medicine (Student Perspectives)
1 David Satcher was unable to attend the meeting. L. D. Britt, M.D., Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman, Eastern Virginia Medical School, served as moderator for this panel in his absence.
|Ross McMillan, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
|Gabriel Felix, Howard University College of Medicine|
|Robert Wardlow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
|Abbas Rattani, Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University Chicago|
|Martin Campbell, Morehouse School of Medicine|
November 21, 2017 (Day 2)
|8:15–8:30 am||Welcome and Quick Summary of Previous Day’s Discussion and Outline of the Morning Session. Introduction of Second Day Opening Speaker.
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor; Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center, University of Connecticut
Remarks and Reflections on the Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
|8:30–10:00 am||Panel 4: Accountability in Medicine: What Can We Do to Address the Crisis?
Moderator: David A. Acosta, M.D., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
|M. Roy Wilson, M.D., President, Wayne State University|
|Dimitri T. Azar, M.D., M.B.A., Dean, University of Illinois College of Medicine|
|William Owen, M.D., FACP, Dean and Chancellor, Ross University School of Medicine|
|Adrienne White-Faines, M.P.A., FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, American Osteopathic Association|
|Veronica Catanese, M.D., M.B.A., Co-Secretary, Liaison Committee on Medical Education|
|10:15–11:00 am||Panel 5: Financial Barriers to Medical Education
Moderator: Theodore Corbin, M.D., M.P.P., Vice Chair for Research, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
|Esther R. Dyer, M.L.S., D.L.S., President and CEO, National Medical Fellowships|
|Joseph B. Hill, Senior Vice President and Diversity Officer, Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health and Alpha Boulé|
|Michael Knight, M.D., M.S.H.P., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Patient Safety Officer, The George Washington University; former President, Student National Medical Association|
|11:00 am–12:00 pm||Panel 6: Philanthropy Panel: What Can We Do to Address the Crisis?
Moderator: Garth Graham, M.D., Aetna Foundation2
|David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., President, The Commonwealth Fund|
|John Lumpkin, M.D., Senior Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation|
|Alfred M. Mays, M.S., Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund|
2 Garth Graham was unable to attend the meeting. Cedric M. Bright, M.D., associate dean for inclusive excellence, director, Office of Special Programs, associate professor of medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, served as moderator for this session in his absence.
|12:45–1:30 pm||Panel 7: Government Panel: What Can We Do to Address the Crisis?
Moderator: Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director & Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Research Center & Clinical and Translational Research, Morehouse School of Medicine
|Hannah Valantine, M.D., M.R.C.P., National Institutes of Health Workforce Diversity|
|Sohi Rastegar, Ph.D., Director of Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation, National Science Foundation3|
|Luis Padilla, M.D., Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Workforce, and Director, National Health Service Corps, Health Resources and Services Administration|
|1:30–3:00 pm||Report Out and Audience Discussion on Innovative Solutions and Next Steps Moderators/Discussants:
Vivian Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita, Fogarty International Center, and Former Director (Retired), Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health
|Cedric M. Bright, M.D., FACP, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Director, Office of Special Programs, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine|
|Kendall Campbell, M.D., FAAFP, Associate Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, and Director, Research Group for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine|
|The moderator of each day’s panels will be invited to present three to five key points made in each of their panel sessions as starting point for the discussion|
3 Sohi Rastegar was unable to attend the meeting.
|Open Audience Discussion|