Date/Time: Thursday, April 20 at 3:45pm – 5:15pm
Title of Talk: Promoting an Anti-bias and Inclusive Curriculum: concrete tools toward excellence in education and clinical care
Speaker: Hetty Cunningham, MD
Description of Talk: Coming Soon!
Speaker bio: Hetty Cunningham, MD, is the Director of Equity and Justice in Curricular Affairs, Co-Director of the Anti-Racism Coalition, Director of the Narrative Medicine Portfolio curriculum at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Cunningham is Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education and the Learning Environment in Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Cunningham partners with faculty, staff, and students across the learning spectrum to promote equity, justice, and anti-racism.
Since joining the Department of hettyPediatrics faculty in 1998, Cunningham has worked to improve health equity at all levels, with a particular focus on curriculum and faculty development in health disparities, implicit bias, social determinants of health, race in medicine, cultural competency, communication skills, and narrative medicine for medical students, residents, and faculty.
Dr. Cunningham is a second-generation Harlem resident, where she lives, sees patients, and teaches pediatric residents at a NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-affiliated community-based practice. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1996.
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