January 2021 Events

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Discussion on Disparities, Bias and Equity in Health

6:30 PM

Dear colleagues,

I am honored to make opening remarks for the panel presentation, which will include University of Michigan Medical School faculty members John Z. Ayanian, M.D., director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and

Friday, January 22, 2021

L.E.A.D.: Anti-Racism Education in Higher Ed

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

L.E.A.D., Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead or support DEI and social justice initiatives. Since the racial justice movements last summer, many universities are grappling with how to educate faculty, staff, and students on anti-racism.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 & the African-American Community

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

A live discussion with experts who will

  • share facts based on science
  • acknowledge lack of trust of healthcare by African Americans 
  • discuss steps toward equitable and ethical healthcare 
  • share their personal stories about COVID-19, vaccines, and health disparities
Friday, January 15, 2021

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds w/ Dr. Carl June (UPenn)

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 2021-

Annual Robert Fekety Lecture

Carl H. June, MD, (University of Pennsylvania)


"Engineered T Cells: All the Cells Are Strong, And Their Children Are All Above Average"


Carl H. June, MD

Thursday, January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines: An Inside Look at the Development and Rollout

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join us for the January Well Aware webinar in which our experts will discuss how the new COVID-19 vaccines were developed, how they are being rolled out, and the differences among the various vaccines.

Participants are invited to submit questions during the webinar.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Bioethics Grand Rounds - Addressing COVID Vaccine Hesitancy

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The rapid development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is being heralded as a success of modern medicine. But vaccines can only curtail pandemics when enough people are willing to use them, and substantial vaccine hesitancy already exists in many populations. The speed of vaccine production and availability through an emergency use