Women in Medicine Month
The School of Medicine will present the annual Sirridge Lecture with alumna Dana Suskind, M.D., director of the Thirty Million Word initiative, during Women in Medicine Month. More >>
Reaching the Community
School of Medicine researcher Kim Smolderen, Ph.D., is leading a project to raise community awareness of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and the cardiovascular risks associated with it in one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. More >>
A new STAHR Summer Scholars program for college students provides experiences to support student academic progression and retention in health professions programs. More >>
Diversity: A program of excellence
Diversity and inclusion are important elements of educating future physicians at the UMKC School of Medicine. INSIGHT Into Diversity, a national diversity-focused publication, has recognized the School of Medicine with a 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. More >>
Through a previous medical outreach journey to Nicaragua, Subhjit Sekhon saw first-hand the dire need for health care services in some of the remote and underserved areas of the world.…
A productive year of sponsoring and participating in community services and professional development program has earned the UMKC School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Interest Group the 2019 Program of Excellence…
Alan Salkind, M.D., who served nearly 20 years as a member of the UMKC School of Medicine faculty, died on Sept. 3 at Saint Luke’s Hospice House following a short…
The School of Medicine has announced that Bridgette Jones, M.D., M.S., has joined the Office of Student Affairs in a new role of assistant academic dean. In this position, Jones…
Dana Suskind, M.D., a 1992 graduate of the School of Medicine and nationally recognized leader in early language development, will present to 2019 William and Marjorie Sirridge Annual Lecture on…
A class of 109 first-year students marched into the UMKC Student Union for the UMKC School of Medicine’s annual InDOCtrination ceremony on Friday, Aug. 16, taking the first step in…
TMW: A Public Health Approach to Early Learning
Dana Suskind, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, The University of Chicago
Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative
Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQIA Community: 101
Health Sciences Building, Room 4301
Kari Jo Freudigmann, M.S., UMKC assistant director, LGBTQIA programs and services
Kimberly Tilson, B.S.N., R.N., nurse care manager, TMC Behavioral Health Community Access Program; Health Science District LGBTQIA patient care advocate
This is a two-part session. Part one is a 101 basic knowledge session. Part two on October 3 is an application skills session.
Participants in part one will learn to:
* identify issues facing the LGBTQIA community
* demonstrate fundamental skills to become a community ally
* reduce the fear of reprisal and discrimination
Participants in this session may also receive 25 wellness points toward their Total Rewards benefits package.
Komal Desai, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Student Director
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS
Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQIA Community: Application Session
Health Sciences Building, Room 3301*
Henry Ng, M.D., MPH, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Public Health, LGBT Health Advisor
LGBTQ panelists: Ask Me Anything
Application breakout sessions
Biodiversity and the Medicines from Nature
Cesar Compadre, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; director, Biomedical Visualization Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/CCSSregistration.
Because of space considerations, registration is encouraged but not required.
Also available online via Zoom at https://umkc.zoom.us/j/8162352833.
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