Virtual Panel – Implicit Bias in Health Care: Endometriosis Awareness
February 16, 2022 • Uncategorized
The UNTHSC College of Pharmacy PEACE Task Force is hosting a speaker series dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Topics. The first presentation in 2022 focuses on Endometriosis Awareness featuring three panelists sharing their personal journeys of living with this disease.
Implicit Bias in Health Care: Endometriosis Awareness
March 23, 1-3 pm
Lindsey Peters: As someone who has struggled with endometriosis for years, Lindsey Peters discovered that in order to get real help, you have to become your own advocate. For the last five years, Lindsey Peters has done just that. She is an Ambassador for the Endometriosis Association, an active member of numerous endometriosis support groups, has been featured in diverse magazine articles about endometriosis, spoken on Capitol Hill to urge legislators to increase funding for endometriosis research, and most recently participated in an endometriosis panel for Pfizer to help the medical field better understand the disease and the often challenging diagnosis process. She now considers speaking about endometriosis her purpose and hopes that doing so will continue to improve the awareness and actions about the disease, diagnosis, and treatment.
Lauren Kornegay: A native of Oxon Hill, MD, graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Diagnosed with endometriosis on March 18, 2011, at the age of 20, Lauren experienced the pain, struggles, exhaustion, and confusion accompanying the disorder. Due to a lack of representation and acknowledgment of African American women affected by this disorder, she felt alone. In October of 2015, Lauren established Endo Black, Inc., a platform designed to connect African American women and women of color affected by endometriosis. Endo Black’s philosophy is to engage, educate and encourage endo sisters.
Nichole Foster: Nichole works in software sales and owns Nichole Foster Photography in Fort Worth. This busy mom of two boys, photographer, worshiper, and a lover of God, shares her struggles and her journey living with this disease.
The College of Pharmacy formed the Pharmacy for Equity, Acceptance, Compassion, and Excellence (PEACE) Task Force, comprised of students, faculty and staff, to evaluate areas of opportunity and develop initiatives to address diversity, equity and inclusion within the college.