Mentations - News from the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership

Volume 18 - Spring 2004


February 4, 2004: A Day to Remember
Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities™

[Faculty Program]

Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities™
[Student Program]

Established in 1990, the DCP Minority Faculty Development Program seeks to: increase the number of minority faculty at Harvard Medical School; increase the number of minority physicians and scientists who undertake their post-graduate medical education at one of the 17 Harvard Medical School-affiliated institutions; establish model programs for the development of minority faculty with an emphasis on mentoring and leadership; and create programs designed to reach out to the pre-college and college populations with the goal of bringing outstanding, underrepresented
minority students into the pipeline.

Claudia Martorell, MD Wins AMA Foundation Award

Getting It Right in Prime Time

Challenges in Health Disparity: A Call to Action

National Hispanic Medical Association Annual Conference in DC

New York City Policy Day

Embracing Boston Public School Students to Help Fill the Pipeline

Symposium Held at HMS Recognizes
Student Achievements in Science Research

New England Science Symposium

2004 Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

AP Biology Scholars Program

Laboratories and Hosts Needed for Explorations 2004

The DCP Office of Community Outreach Programs, established in 1999, builds and supports partnerships among Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the community. These partnerships seek to improve the health of the community and, in particular, address issues of health and healthcare disparity based on racial or societal inequalities. The Office of Community Outreach Programs also focuses on the underrepresentation of minorities within the workforce, with an emphasis on careers in healthcare and the biomedical sciences. OCOP also works closely with the following entities within Harvard Medical School: Minority Faculty Development Program, Office of Enrichment Programs, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs.

Job Shadow Day 2004

Conference on Environmental Health and Justice

“Lessons from the Community”

Awarded to Harvard Medical School in September 2002, and under the direction of the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, the Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities (COE) seeks to enhance the academic performance of underrepresented minority (URM) students, strengthen efforts to support the cultural competency preparedness of faculty, residents, and students, and to expand current models for underrepresented faculty development and student/faculty research that focuses on issues of minority health and health disparities. The COE's six programmatic areas of focus are: Student Performance, Faculty Development, Information Resources and Cultural Competence, Faculty and Student Research, Student Training in Providing Health Care Services, and Pipeline Programs.

Making Progress on Cultural Competence Education

COE Academic Advising Program

Spotlight on Minority Health Researcher Robert Graham, MD

COE Launches New E-Newsletter

Harvard Medical School has more than 5,000 full-time faculty working in eight academic departments based at the School's Boston quadrangle or in one of 47 academic departments at 17 affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes.

We welcome, and actively seek, articles from our colleagues at any of our affiliated institutions. We are delighted to showcase here a number of very interesting initiatives that have taken place at some of our affiliated institutions and across several Harvard schools in recent months.

Social Disparities in Cancer: Developing a Multidisciplinary Research Agenda

Division of Service Learning Launches New Course: Physician in Community

Annual Hinton Lecture Examines Health Disparities and Environmental Justice

HSDM Researcher Examines HIV/AIDS Colombian Program

Harvard Announces New Initiative Aimed at Economic Barriers to College

HMS/HSDM Joint Committee on the Status of Women
Hosts Series on Career Development

The Latino Alumni Network Group at HMS

Caring for Emotional and Mental Health in a Diverse Community

2004 MGH/BWH Minority Faculty Development Conference

2004 HMS Leadership Development for Physicians and Scientists

Paving the Road for Career Advancement:
First Minority Faculty Development Awards at MGH

Kennedy School Hosts Forum on Disparities in Health Care

Harvard University Administrative Fellowship Program
Gives Real Introduction to Harvard

Health-Care Disparities Top Agenda for Breakfast Attendees

Experiencing Multiculturalism through Performing Art on Harvard Campus

The Minority Faculty Development Program's Diversity and Community Outreach Calendar posts events that cater to the minority faculty, staff, students, and community. It also serves as a tool to demonstrate the ways in which programs are seeking to facilitate change and growth.

If you would like to post events on the on-line Diversity and Community Outreach Calendar, please visit

Invitation to the HMS/HSDM Community to attend the
Excellence in Mentoring Awards Ceremony


DCP Home Issue List
Please contact:

Joan Feinberg Berns, PhD
Director of Development and Communications
Office for Diversity and Community Partnership
Phone: 617-432-1133


Writers—Ann Backus, Jennifer Badot, Jabbar R. Bennett, Joan Feinberg Berns, Victoria Brady, Christine Colacino, Nakela Cook, Angela Counts, Mark Dwortzan, Melissa Freitas, Jamae K. K. Kawauchi, Lise D. Kaye, Venita Kelley, Angela Maina, Celina Garza Mankey, Yvette “Danny” Marquis, Nancy A. Meyer, Elena B. Olson, Emily Rickards, Debra Ruder, Michelle Samplin-Salgado, Rachael School, Molly Shenberger, Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks, Carole Teperow, David Urion Photography—Amy Avitabile, Suzanne Camarata, Angela Counts, Bill Gallery, Sandy Middlebrooks, Jeff Thiebauth, Sarah Walker Editors—Amy Avitabile, Joan Feinberg Berns, Nancy Kaufman, Lise D. Kaye, Ying Wang
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