David Acosta, M.D., associate dean for multicultural affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will speak at the School Medicine at noon on May 25 as part of a lecture and work session on “Advancing the Health of Latino Communities.”
With many health science programs across the nation struggling with the issue of recruitment and retention of Hispanic students, Acosta will present a lecture and small work group session designed to foster new ideas and strategies in this area. The group session will be offered for faculty and staff from health science schools involved in recruitment, retention, and assessing student progress and leadership.
Acosta currently serves as president of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity and Inclusion. His lecture and work shop is presented by the UMKC School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Community Partnership.