Register Now for the 2019 UW SMPH Diversity Summit


Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Diversity Summit ~

The Summit is entitled The Impact of the Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Class on Academic Medicine and will take place on Thursday, January 24th from 4:30-7:30pm in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) at 750 Highland Avenue in Madison. Keynote speaker, Dr. Denise V. Rodgers, is the Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Hunterdon Chair in Interprofessional Education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

The program will also feature breakout sessions focusing on health care disparities and climate and inclusion.

  • Exploring the Impact of Gender, Race and Class on the Academic/Professional Experience
    How does one’s race, social status and gender affect success in the professional or academic environment? Hear first-hand examples of people navigating obstacles because of organizational expectations, or patterns they adopted. Learn ways to provide support for each person to achieve their highest potential in the professional and academic environment.
  • Exploring the Impact of Gender, Race and Class on Public Health Outcomes
    Statistics show marked differences in life expectancy, mortality, incidence of disease, and causes of death across racial, gender and social class groups. Explore the scope of these disparities, identify obstacles to health equity, and learn proven approaches to improve public health outcomes and effectively engage the community.

Register here!

This event is sponsored by the SMPH Equity and Diversity Committee, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

Event flyer: SMPH 2019 Diversity Summit Flyer with Registration Link (PDF)