Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
 

The Harvard Medical School
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (COE)
IN MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES


The Harvard Medical School Center of Excellence (COE) in Minority Health and Health Disparities functions under the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at the Harvard Medical School (HMS).
The COE maintains and builds upon existing educational programs that seek to enhance the academic performance of underrepresented minority (URM) students, to strengthen efforts to support the cultural competency preparedness of faculty, trainees, and students, and to expand current models for URM faculty development and student/faculty research focusing on issues of minority health and health disparities. The COE’s six programmatic areas of focus are:

  • A Competitive Applicant Pool
  • Student Performance
  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty and Student Research
  • Information Resources, Clinical Education, Curricula and Cultural Competence
  • Student Training in Providing Health Care Services


COE PROGRAMS

High School | College | Medical School | Fellows & Junior Faculty

Programs for High School Students

Skills Workshop for College and High School Students - provides information and guidance for African-American, Hispanic American and American Indian/Alaska Native students in Boston and Cambridge high schools. more

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference - provides network opportunities for African-American, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native students. more

Hinton Scholars – provides after-school AP Biology academic support for high school students in the Boston Public School System. more

Programs for College Students

Skills Workshop for College and High School Students - provides information and guidance for African-American, Hispanic American and American Indian/Alaska Native students in Boston and Cambridge colleges. more

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference - provides network opportunities for African-American, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native students. more

Programs for Medical School Students

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference - provides information and guidance for African-American, Hispanic American and American Indian/Alaska Native students in Boston and Cambridge colleges. more

The Family Van – provides opportunities for Harvard Medical School students interested in obtaining training in health service delivery at sites located within various underserved communities. more

Health Disparity Scholars in Medicine – for Harvard Medical School students interested in summer research pertaining to minority health and health disparities. 2013-2014 application information TBA.

HMS Office of Advising Resources - provides assistance for Harvard medical and dental students with performance problems due to learning, emotional, and situational factors and to help them prepare for Step I and Step II National Board exams. Also provides screening, in-house performance counseling and specialized tutoring, and referral to resources both inside and outside HMS, as appropriate, including neuropsychological testing, medical, and mental health treatment.

Pre-Matriculation Summer Program – provides a summer of transition and exposure to research and its relevance to clinical medicine for first-year URMs admitted to HMS. Participants must be incoming first-year students at Harvard Medical School or Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Program time frame is mid-June to second week of August (eight-nine weeks) and applications are accepted in mid-May. For more information please contact Rosa J. DaSilva at 617-432-1572 or rosa_dasilva@hms.harvard.edu.

Visiting Clerkship Program - provides support for fourth-year and qualified third-year minority medical students to participate in the Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerkship Program. more

Visiting Research Internship Program - provides a summer research program to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers. more


Programs for Junior Faculty and Fellows

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference - provides information and guidance for African-American, Hispanic American and American Indian/Alaska Native students in Boston and Cambridge colleges. more

Career Leadership and Development Series - provides an opportunity to enhance skills beneficial to career development and to meet and interact with nationally recognized leaders in medicine and public health. more

Cultural Competence Training and Resources – provides training and resources on cross-cultural communication for effective culturally competent care and research on diverse communities. pdf

Grant Writing Course – provides support for junior faculty and fellows needing assistance with grant proposals for research, educational and/or health service projects. pdf

Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity (PFDD) Faculty Fellowship - provides additional support to conduct clinical and/or translational research to Harvard junior faculty. more

Harvard Postgraduate Educational Program in Clinical and Translational Science - provides training to clinical investigators through a range of educational offerings starting with the Introduction to Clinical Investigation course and continuing with advanced training. more

Health Disparities Post Graduate Fellowship – provides training and support for underrepresented minority post-graduate and junior faculty interested in minority health and/or health disparities. 2013-2014 application information TBA.

HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership Faculty Fellowship - provides support to conduct an individual, mentored, research project, to participate in fellowship-related activities, and to present research findings at the annual Minority Health Policy Meeting. more

Leadership and Faculty Development Program - provides career development training that addresses skills required for career advancement. more


FUNDING

The Center of Excellence is generously supported by funding from the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Division of Health Careers Diversity and Development (DHCDD).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Grant No. 1 D34HP16868-01-00


CONTACT

Nancy Kaufman
Director of Administration
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
Tel: 617-432-1037
E-mail: nancy_kaufman@hms.harvard.edu


 
Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities


PROGRAMS FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Skills Workshop for College and High School Students

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

Hinton Scholars

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Skills Workshop for College and High School Students

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

The Family Van

Health Disparity Scholars in Medicine

HMS Office of Advising Resources

Pre-Matriculation Summer Program

Visiting Clerkship Program

Visiting Research Internship Program

FELLOWS AND JUNIOR FACULTY

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

Career Leadership and Development Series

Cultural Competence Training and Resources

Grant Writing Course

Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity (PFDD) Faculty Fellowship

Harvard Postgraduate Educational Program in Clinical and Translational Science

Health Disparities Post Graduate Fellowship

HMS Office for Diversity and Community Partnership Faculty Fellowship

Leadership and Faculty Development Program

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COE CONTACT

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