Friday, April 23, 2021

Rackham's LEAD: Partnering with HBCSs Toward Racial Equity

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead and/or support DEI and social justice initiatives. Collaboration is the crux of progress, and higher education is no exception to this axiom. This month, the LEAD series will discuss what an equitable partnership between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other institution types could include. All institutions have unique demographics and histories that shape how they develop policy and act to address issues of racial inequity on their campuses and in their communities. Featured guests will discuss examples of how to form partnerships, respect the strengths and experiences that all parties bring to the conversation, and how to engender trust between institutions that may have faced turbulent relationships in the past.

Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D. is the director of the Health Careers Program and associate professor in the Environmental and Health Sciences Program. After receiving a Bachelors of Science degree from Spelman College, Dr. Bass received her M.S. and M.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her passion is in developing curricula and innovative experiences that facilitate the training of the nation’s next generation of healthcare professionals. She has worked at Spelman College for 14 years and has assisted in the acceptance of over 250 students.  

DuBois Bowman, Ph.D. is a renowned expert in the statistical analysis of brain imaging data and dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Bowman’s work mines massive data sets and has important implications for mental and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, and substance addiction. His research has helped reveal brain patterns that reflect disruption from psychiatric diseases, detect biomarkers for neurological diseases, and determine more individualized therapeutic treatments. Dr. Bowman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.