(Nearly) Everything You Learned in Healthcare Training About Race is Wrong
Topics surrounding race continue to permeate healthcare training and clinical decision making. Misconceptions of race and health disparities can be perpetuated or diminished by the training received. Join us virtually as we explore the following:
- Discuss the impact of systemic racism in health professions curricula.
- Compare and contrast biological and socially defined race.
- Evaluate disparities in the pathophysiology of disease.
- Describe an approach to addressing health disparities in healthcare education.
Health Professionals in the Creighton Community
When and where
12-1 p.m. MST, 2-3 p.m. CDT, August 10th
- Creighton University School of Medicine
Andrea Deyrup, MD
Dr. Andrea Deyrup received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology before joining the University of Chicago for her PhD, MD, and residency. She trained in soft tissue pathology with Sharon Weiss at Emory University. Since 2015, Dr. Deyrup’s career has focused on medical education as she joined the faculty of the Duke Pathology Department as Course Director of the first-year medical school pathology. She has served on the Undergraduate Medical Education Council for the Association of Pathology Chairs, participated in the 2020-21 Duke Teaching for Equity Fellows Program, and was a member of the Duke School of Medicine Health Professions Anti-Racism Task Force. She is one of the co-editors of the new Robbins Pathology textbook, Essential Pathology and of the upcoming 11th edition of Robbins and Kumar Basic Pathology. She is actively committed to antiracism efforts and to improving discussion of health disparities in medical education.
Joseph L. Graves, Jr., PhD
Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr. received his PhD in Environmental, Evolutionary and Systematic Biology from Wayne State University. His research in the evolutionary genomics of adaptation shapes our understanding of biological aging and bacterial responses to nanomaterials. He has multiple books on the biology of race, including The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium, The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America, and Race and Racism: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (with Alan Goodman). He leads programs addressing underrepresentation of minorities in science. He aids underserved youth in Greensboro via the YMCA chess program. He has also served on the Racial Reconciliation and Justice Commission and COVID Vaccination Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Dr. Graves currently serves as the science advisor to the Chicago and New Brunswick Theological Seminaries through the AAAS Dialogues of Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program.