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Keeping Efforts to Build a More Inclusive Culture in the Forefront

Keeping Efforts to Build a More Inclusive Culture in the Forefront

Eve J. Higginbotham SM, MD


A recent editorial written by former Treasury Secretary James Baker and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young in the Wall Street Journal,…

Penn Med Students Create App to Address LGBTQ Health Disparities Read - Phillymag

SpectrumScores aims to connect LGBTQ patients with the right providers to cater to their unique needs.

A Principled Man - The Pennsylvania Gazette

When Nathan Mossell crossed the stage of Philadelphia’s Academy of Music to receive his medical diploma in the spring of 1882, his white peers saluted him with “almost deafening applause,” he wrote in his short autobiography. As an honor student graduating in the top quarter of his class, Mossell had triumphed over the virulent racism displayed by many of his classmates…

H. Moses Murdock Presented his poster at the Annual Medical Education Conf

   H. Moses Murdock presented his poster entitled "Ranking Diversity: Quantifying UME Ethnic Diversity at Academic Medical Centers"   at the Annual Medical Education Conference, held by the Student National Medical Association. 

H. Moses Murdock is an MD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman…

Two Members of Penn Community Named “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) has honored two members of the Penn community with its 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award, which recognizes the next generation of thought leaders in reducing healthcare disparities. Paris…

Novello Inspires Action at 2017 Penn Health Equity Symposium

AUTHOR: Janet Weiner, PhD, MPH and Nastasha Galperin ‘No time for apathy or complacency’

Celebrating Black History Month and Dr. Nathan Mossell

Dr. Francis Nathan Mossell was the first African American to receive a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania

Nathan Francis Mossell, the son of Aaron and Eliza Bowers Mossell, was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on July 27, 1856. Nathan's father, Aaron Mossell, was a grandson of slaves, with a…

A letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From Cristo Rey Student T. Powell

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity is working with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice to sponsor a student from Cristo Rey High School for the 2016-17 school year. T. Powell, a senior at Cristo Rey, wrote the following letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we celebrate his life and work with our annual Health Equity Symposium.

Dear Dr. King,


2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Symposium

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity would like to thank everyone who was able to attend any of our events yesterday, as we honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitments and contributions to Health Equity. We were so happy to be able to bring Dr. Novello to share her experience and guidance, and Dr. Evans' passion for the necessity for equity in the field of oral health was truly inspiring.…

Reflections on World AIDS Day and the Path Forward for our Nation’s Youth - Nadia Dowshen, MD

For people living with HIV/AIDS or those of us who have devoted our careers to ending the HIV epidemic, this one day of the year to draw attention to HIV, a disease that after 30 years still kills thousands of people each day, sometimes seems inconsequential. But in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, this World AIDS Day has special meaning because of messages of racism, sexism, homophobia…