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Reflections on Race and Medicine During the Year of COVID-19 and Beyond

Dr. Damon Tweedy, Duke faculty and author of "Black Man in a White Coat."
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Damon Tweedy, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University School of Medicine
DCRI Research Forum

This presentation by Dr. Damon Tweedy, Duke faculty and author of Black Man in a White Coat, will:

  • Explore how medical education and the health care system have perpetuated health disparities

  • Discuss strategies to mitigate the harms of physician bias and patient mistrust on health outcomes

  • Examine the unique challenges and roles of Black physicians in the delivery of medical care

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted longstanding racial and ethnic health disparities in our country. Coupled with heightened nationwide protests during the summer of 2020, these events have sparked a renewed intensity towards addressing the dilemma of race in America. In his talk, Dr. Tweedy will explore these issues within the medical school and hospital setting, highlighting the challenges faced by Black patients and Black doctors while reviewing recent developments and reforms in the field.

Contact: June Clement