Racism as a Root Cause of Medical Error
You’re invited to join the Association of Medicine and Phsychiatry for this installment of our AMP Webinar Series: Racism as a Root Cause of Medical Error.
- Discuss how Physicians and Medical Professionals can counteract racism in daily medical practice
- Learn about a Black Man's experience receiving emergency care and what can be learned from medical errors in his care
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST
Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members $25
E. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy, MD
Dr. E. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy is the Associate Dean for Learner, Diversity, and Inclusion as well as an Associate Professor with dual appointments in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Outside of Augusta University, she serves as the Chair of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as well as the Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee for the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC).
Alyson Myers, MD
Dr. Alyson Myers is the Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Montefiore/Albert Einstein in the Bronx and serves as an adjunct Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She has several publications on the topics of diabetes disparities and diabetes technology and has been a reviewer for several journals including, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology and Diabetes Care. Dr. Myers also serves on the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
DeJuan White, MD
Dr. DeJuan White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. White was appointed to the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission to evaluate and provide recommendations to improve Georgia’s mental health system. He has lectured and published articles on various topics including medical conditions in individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, diversity and equity issues in healthcare, and mental health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Dwayne Cumberbatch received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and his masters from Concordia University in educational leadership. Dwayne has built a career as an educator, community leader, and mentor. As executive director of A2O Youth, he continues to build programs and projects for the youth. In addition he works as an adjunct professor working with NYC Men Teach at Bronx Community College and expanding programs.