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2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Showcase


About the Showcase


Baylor College of Medicine's inaugural 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Showcase was held Oct. 7, 2020

As part of Baylor College of Medicine's ongoing response to COVID-19, the Showcase was presented on a virtual platform.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Showcase is designed to provide Academic Departments, Programs, and Student Groups/Organizations the opportunity to highlight their programs, efforts, scholarship, and activities addressing diversity, equity and inclusion a Baylor College of Medicine


Agenda for 2020 DEI Showcase

WelcomeDr. Toi Harris 
RemarksDr. Paul Klotman 
Plenary Sessions
Research MissionDr. Mary Dickinson 
The Perspectives of Black and Hispanic Families on Barriers and Strategies for Healthy EatingChishinga Callender (introduced by Mr. Joe Doty)View Abstract
Education MissionDr. Alicia Monroe 
LGBTQIA + Allyship Workshop 101Benjamin SolderView Abstract
Community MissionClaire Basset 
Voter Registration and Education Program at Texas Children’s Hospital Emergency Centers, Specialty and Outpatient ClinicsDr. Ariel Lyons Warren
Dr. Avni Bhalakia
Orlando Jones
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Clinical MissionDr. James McDeavitt 
The Clinic for International Trauma SurvivorsDr. Sophia BanuView Abstract
Q&A Dr. Kimberly Kay Lopez 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Group A: Departmental Initiatives (moderated by Dr. Stacy Lloyd)

Michele Loor & Jennifer TaylorUrology & SurgerySocial Equity in Surgery and Surgical SpecialtiesView Abstract
Edgardo OrdonezEmergency MedicineHenry JN Taub Department of Emergency Medicine & Emergency Medicine ResidencyView Abstract
Amma Asare & Elisabeth BaquetObstetrics and GynecologyDepartment of Ob/Gyn Diversity, Inclusion and Equity CouncilView Abstract
Reginald Hatter Obstetrics and GynecologyBaylor Population Program/AscendView Abstract
Jinna ChuSchool of MedicineRace in Medicine Task ForceView Abstract

Group B: Departmental Initiatives (moderated by Dr. Cora Rabe)

Debra MurrayMolecular and Human GeneticsIncreasing Diversity One Department at a TimeView Abstract
Jennifer BogwuTexas Mental Health Equity Mentor NetworkTexas Mental Health Equity Mentor NetworkView Abstract
Joshua MunizBaylor College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine/ PediatricsRepresentation Matters: How the Department of Medicine Will Enhance Diversity and Inclusion at Baylor College of MedicineView Abstract
Lavannya Pandit & Maureen KimaniBaylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital & Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical CenterI.D.E.A Grand Rounds Series for the Department of Internal MedicineView Abstract
Mollie Gordon & Melissa TorresMenninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesBaylor College of Medicine Anti-Human Trafficking ProgramView Abstract

Group C: Departmental Pediatrics Initiatives (moderated by Dr. Kimberly Kay Lopez)

Oluwadamilola EjikeBaylor College of Medicine – Children’s Hospital of San AntonioBaylor College of Medicine – Children’s Hospital of San AntonioView Abstract
Peter Duran & Beatriz MacDonald WerPediatrics, Section of PsychologyInclusive Excellence Program Development in the Section of Psychology View Abstract
Santiago O. ValdesPediatrics, Section of Pediatric CardiologyProject ADAM – Texas Children’s Hospital View Abstract
Jonathan Santana  Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent and Sports Medicine, Texas Children’s HospitalImproving care for young athletes through hospital partnerships View Abstract

Group D: Departmental Pediatrics Initiatives (moderated by Dr. Kimberly Kay Lopez)

Adasia RitenourSchool of Health Professions, Genetic Counseling DepartmentGenetic Counseling Trainee Platform for Racial JusticeView Abstract
Jacqunae Mays Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences  Black Scientist Collective View Abstract
Bethany Taylor & Marlyd Mejia Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Association for Graduate School DiversityInitiative for Maximizing Student Development, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences View Abstract
Jonathan SantanaGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Association for Graduate School DiversityImproving care for young athletes through hospital partnershipsView Abstract