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On March 1, the Patricia Treadwell, MD, Women in Medicine Lecture will honor Marly Bradley, MD, JD, FAAP, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and ombudsperson at IU School of Medicine. Clinically, she practices primary care pediatrics at Eskenazi Health. Both the speaker and the lecture’s namesake have unique experiences as Black women in medicine—experiences which have motivated them to improve inclusivity in academic medicine and empower future physicians.
James J. Laughlin, MD, is a pediatrician in Bloomington, Indiana, who provides comprehensive health care for children and young adults and strives to improve community health. As an adjunct clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, he is committed to giving medical students the best educational experience possible.
In October 2020, Implementing Conversations to Advance Racial Equity (iCare) was launched by Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FAPDD) to call for racial equity in health care. Dawn Neuman, PhD, director of the Indiana University Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, is a member of IUSM ICARE’s second cohort. She shared her experience with the IUSM ICARE program and how she has grown personally around discussions about racial equity and diverse perspectives.
Spiritual and compassionate care focuses on a patient's spiritual wellbeing by connecting them to spiritual traditions, rituals and practices as they experience a health crisis. Rev. Donald Stikeleather, a staff chaplain for IU Health Methodist Hospital and an ordained Buddhist through Dharma Ocean Foundation, provides insight into this topic of spiritual care for patients who practice Buddhism.
King’s work toward peace, human rights and justice are concepts and foundational pillars that continue to influence many. However, as the country navigates the compounding crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disproportionate impact on marginalized communities; members of the IU School of Medicine community reflect on his legacy.
Alvaro Tori, MD, recently named associate dean of diversity affairs for IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity is passionate about making health care more inclusive and culturally competent. As a Latino immigrant and member of the LGBTQ community, his experience motivates him to foster an inclusive environment where everyone can see […]
Javier Sevilla-Martir, MD, was recently awarded the 2019 Outstanding Community Engagement Award by the Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Community Relations Committee. His concern for people continues to motivate him and is what encouraged him to choose IU School of Medicine for his residency, fellowship and career in academic medicine. Raised in the small […]