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MUSC Celebrates Black History Month

Medicine Grand Rounds: Focus on African-American Health Care Issues
Sessions are open to all students, house staff, faculty, research and nursing staff.
All lectures will be heald at 8:00 AM in the Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium.

February 1 - Disparate Care - Root Cause Analysis and Solutions
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, MACP
Chief of Cardiology, Northwestern University

February 8 - Southeastern Virtual institute for Health Equity and Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Eliminating Health Disparities
Sabra. C. Slaughter, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, MUSC
Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS, The Allen Johnson Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Director, Center for Health Disparities Research, MUSC

February 15 - Racial Variation in Health Care: The Case of Joint Replacement Utilization
Said A Ibrahim, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine, Philadelphia VA Medical Center

February 22 - Personalized Medicine and Lung Cancer Disparities
Alex A Adjei, MD, PhD, FACP, Senior Vice President, Clinical Research
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
The Katherine Anne Gioia Chair in Cancer Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute


College of Nursing: Lessons from Classroom, Clinical and Community

February 11: Gazes Auditorium, Room 125, 12-1 PM
Sandra Million Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Sandra Underwood has directed courses that focus on nursing research, foundations of health, cancer prevention and control, cultural diversity in health care, and perspectives of health care systems. In addition, she served as the founding  director of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee House of Peace Community Nursing Center. Dr. Underwood is  committed to improving the access of women, minorities, the disadvantaged, and the underserved to state-of-the-art  cancer prevention and control programs and behavioral and biomedical research. She has dedicated her professional career to accomplishing this goal.


Office of Student Diversity: Dialogue on Health Care Disparities
Featuring the research of MUSC's Black Student Scholars
All lectures will be held at Noon, BSB 302; free box lunches for the first 50 guests.
More Information: 792-2146 or

February 2 - Hollywood Smiles: A CBPR Approach to Evaluate and Address the Oral Health Needs of the Gullah Population in Hollywood, SC
Joni Dunmyser, College of Graduate Studies

February 9 - My Journey: Learning and Becoming Equipped to Tackle Health Disparities
DeAnna Baker, College of Medicien and College of Graduate Studies

February 16 - Healthcare Disparities Amongst Minorities: Challenges, Successes and Opportunities
Brandon Hagan, College of Dental Medicine
Daniel Odongo, College of Pharmacy

February 23 - Generation Y: Strengthening Parents and Families
Tiffany Williams, College of Nursing

South Carolina of Pharmacy: Connecting Across Cultures, Health Disparities 101

February 21, College of Pharmacy, QF 302A (MUSC campus) and CLS 215 (USC campus)

Thaddeus J. Bell, MD, Associate Dean for Minority Affairs, College of Medicine, MUSC

Dr. Bell is a family physician in private practice as well as associate dean for minority affairs. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Stellar Graduate Award for contributions in medicine from South Carolina State University (2006-07), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services Health Disparity Award (2005), and the South Carolina Academy of Medicine Physician of the Year Award (1996). In 2004, Bell founded Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. (CGHC), a successful health promotion and radio broadcast education campaign. CGHC was recognized with two silver and a merit award in the 17th Annual National Health Information Awards in 2010, the third straight year CGHC has been honored in this program recognizing the country’s best consumer health information programs and materials.

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