New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine – FREE Webinar Wed Oct 13 at 10am (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped highlight numerous healthcare inequities that exist. Data from early in the pandemic showed that African Americans were dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, highlighting health inequities that have existed for years. And unfortunately, statistics like this about health disparities are numerous.

Black mothers are consistently more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. “Racial-corrections” in spirometry algorithms assume that Black, Asian, and Latinx patients have lower lung capacities. And medical schools don’t frequently teach how dermatology conditions look on darker skin. With these varying health outcomes being more heavily critiqued, a new wave of advocacy is emerging, led by young people, to combat systemic disparities in medicine.

In this talk, social media medical educator, health equity champion, and third-year medical student Joel Bervell from Washington State University will dive into the history of various health disparities that exist in medicine, discuss how they manifest in practice, and examine the new ways in which students, organizations, and hospitals are tackling racial bias in medicine.

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Webinar available with closed captioning and audio interpretation in Spanish.
Seminario disponible con audio y subtítulos en español.