Weill Cornell Medicine Celebrates Diversity Week for Third Year

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Weill Cornell Medicine will kick off its third annual Diversity Week on April 26, celebrating and amplifying the rich spectrum of diverse backgrounds and perspectives that enhance the institution’s community.

The event, which launched in 2018 and was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, runs through May 1. It includes more than 35 sessions and activities, from grand rounds to workshops to panel discussions, aimed at highlighting the myriad projects and programs focused on increasing diversity and inclusion and reducing disparities in healthcare at Weill Cornell Medicine and at academic medical centers across the country.

“Weill Cornell Medicine is delighted to host its third Diversity Week and to share the latest scholarship and initiatives related to equity, the needs of diverse patient populations, anti-racism and social justice,” said Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine. “A major goal of Diversity Week has been to bring our community together and strengthen our culture of inclusion and belonging. In 2021, our annual celebration of diversity has taken on even greater significance and urgency.”

Dr. Robert Livingston, a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will deliver the second annual Elizabeth A. Wilson-Anstey, EdD Lecture on April 26 from 3-4 p.m. on “How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace and Society.” 

Dr. Julie Silver, associate chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, will deliver her keynote address on April 29 from 4-5 p.m. on “Accelerating Workforce Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine.”

Also on April 26, from 5-6 p.m., the annual Diversity Awards will honor Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members, trainees, students and staff for their outstanding service and leadership in promoting diversity at the academic medical institution.

“After an incredibly challenging 2020, we are excited to once again be hosting Diversity Week and renew this tradition with a robust agenda of thoughtful and engaging programming,” said Dr. Said Ibrahim, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion. “Not only does it allow us to celebrate our achievements and highlight our work related to diversity and inclusion, it also elevates the conversation in the community as we work to promote health equity and eliminate disparities in healthcare.”

For more information on Diversity Week, please visit diversity.weill.cornell.edu.

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