Black History Month at Baylor College of Medicine

Black History Month, or African-American History Month, celebrated each February in the United States, provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements African Americans have made to the nation and the world. Baylor College of Medicine will be celebrating with programs and activities throughout the month.

Schedule

Feb. 8, 2019: AGSD Black History in Science Film Series presents "Hidden Figures" (2016)

The Association for Graduate Student Diversity presents Hidden Figures (2016) as part of its "Black History in Science Film Series" from 3-5 p.m, Friday, Feb. 8, in M112 DeBakey. Refreshments provided. The event is open to the entire Baylor community.

Synopsis: Three brilliant African-American women at NASA ⎯ Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Dorothy Vaughan ⎯ serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement (2 hours, 7 minutes). 

Feb. 15, 2019: AGSD Black History in Science Film Series presents "Miss Evers' Boys" (1997)

The Association for Graduate Student Diversity presents Miss Evers' Boys (1997) as part of its "Black History in Science Film Series" from 3-5 p.m, Friday, Feb. 15, in M112 DeBakey. Refreshments provided. The event is open to the entire Baylor community.

Synopsis: Nurse Eunice Evers is chosen to facilitate a program intended to curb syphilis rates among African Americans in rural Alabama. Decades after the fact, Evers is called before a Senate committee to testify as to what really happened during the infamous "Tuskegee Study" (1 hours, 58 minutes). 

Feb. 19, 2019: Health Equity Grand Rounds, SNMA present "Microaggressions in Medicine"

The Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research Grand Rounds (in collaboration with the Baylor chapter of the Student National Medical Association) will present “Microaggressions in Medicine” at 6:15 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 19 in M112 DeBakey, Main Baylor. The event is open to the entire Baylor community. 

The objectives of this session include understanding the definition and common occurrences of microaggressions in academic medicine and science, explore the outcomes associated with the experience of microaggressions, and identify and respond to microaggressions at the individual and institutional level. 

Panelists will include Dr. Alicia D.H. Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs, Dr. Toi B. Harris, associate provost of institutional diversity, inclusion and equity and student services, Dr. Aimee Gardner, assistant dean of evaluation and research, Dr. Jocelyn Greely, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and faculty senator, Melanie Jagneaux, JD, MBA, director and ombudsman, and Dr. Erik D. Malmberg, director of diversity, inclusion and equity.  

Feb. 22, 2019: AGSD Black History in Science Film Series presents "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (2017)

The Association for Graduate Student Diversity presents The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) as part of its "Black History in Science Film Series" from 3-5 p.m, Friday, Feb. 22, in M112 DeBakey. Refreshments provided. The event is open to the entire Baylor community.

Synopsis: In 1951, cancerous cells from Henrietta Lacks lead to breakthroughs that change the face of medicine forever. Aided by writer Rebecca Skloot, Deborah Lacks embarks on a quest to learn about the mother she never knew (1 hours, 33 minutes).