Health Sciences Diversity

Diversity Speaker Series - "Diversity in Practice"

Brown bag speaker series for faculty, staff and students

Education is an essential element for enhancing diversity at all levels of the institution. The goal of the Diversity Speaker Series is to engage Pitt's health sciences community in a discussion of issues around a range of topics focusing on diversity and cultural competence in the health professions. Below is a listing of past presenters. 

Arlene Baratz, MD
Board member and medical and family adviser to the AIS-DSD Support Group and moderator of the AIS-DSD Parents Group.

“DSD 101: Dealing with Reproductive Diversity”
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Carla White
Director, Innovative Leadership and Diversity
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

“Innovative Leadership and Diversity: Infrastructure for Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion
An Outcomes Approach”
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kim C. D'Abreu, MPH
Senior Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
American Dental Education Association

"Closing the Oral Health Gap:
Diversity and Inclusion in Dental Education"
Friday, February 7, 2014

Carol White Mohamed
Director Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity
and Inclusion
University of Pittsburgh

Alan M. Pitler, JD
Office of General Counsel, University of Pittsburgh

"Recruiting Prospective Faculty
Diversity and Legal Issues"
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Michael P. Marshal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"Mental Health Disparities among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth: Taking Stock of an Emerging Literature"
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Charles F. Reynolds III, MD

UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry
Director, Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for Late Life Depression
"Depression in Older African Americans: Personal and Scientific Reflections"
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chaplain (MAJ) Robert A. Miller, D.Min, M.Div, MABMH

Clinical Ethicist for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Northern Regional Medical Command
"Medical Ethics Framework”
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

Brian Primack, MD, EdM, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Pitt School of Medicine
"Minority Health and the Media”
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Salk Hall, Edward J. Forrest Continuing Education Center

Diego Chavez-Gnecco, MD, MPH

Program Director and Founder of SALUD PARA NIÑOS at UPMC Children's Hospital UPMC & Pediatrics Professor
Pitt School of Medicine
"Spotlight on Latino Health”
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

Patricia Documet, MD, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Pitt Graduate School of Public Health
"Spotlight on Latino Health”
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

Laura Macia, MA

President of “9 Lunas”
"Spotlight on Latino Health”
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

James Butler, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health
Pitt Graduate School of Public Health
" Engaging an Urban School District in Research”
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

Jeanette South-Paul, MD

Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Pitt School of Medicine
Panel Topic - Military Health
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

Jeffrey Peters, M.D

Chief of Psychiatry
Department of Veterans Affairs
Panel Topic - Military Health
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

David A. Anderson, DDS, MDS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics and
Director of Diversity Initiatives at Pitt School of Dental Medicine
Panel Topic - Military Health
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

Manuel Hernandez, MD, MBA

Director - Clinical Intelligence
Topic: LGBT Health
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Forbes Tower, Room 4060

Katherine D. Seelman, PhD

Associate Dean of Disability Programs
Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
12:00 p.m.
Forbes Tower, Room 4060

Audrey J. Murrell, PhD

Director, David Berg Center for Ethics & Leadership
Joseph A. Katz Graduate School of Business - Pitt
Monday, April 13, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Victoria Hall, Room 123

W. Dave Brunson, DDS

Associate Director, Center for Equity and Diversity
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Salk Hall, Conference Room 355

Candi Castleberry-Singleton, MBA

UPMC Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
Topic: “Imagine Inclusion”
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Graduate School of Public Health - Crabtree A115

For more information about the speaker series, please Contact us. For information regarding SCOPE credit for dental students, please contact Richard Rubin. For information regarding grand rounds credit for students in the graduate school of public health, please contact Robin Leaf.

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