The Diversity Center of Excellence (DCoE), the education core of the Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq), builds on Weill Cornell’s long-standing commitment to diversity by working with campus and community partners to increase the number of minority physicians in the workforce and in academic medicine. One of the ways the DCoE aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority physicians trained by Weill Cornell Medicine is through the expansion of faculty development programs to support underrepresented minority faculty.
In fall 2019, CCHEq and the DCoE launched Faculty Scholars in Health Equity, a health equity education training program. The goal of this program is to generate a cadre of teaching faculty as institutional champions to support the further development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula designed to improve the integration of training in health equity and cultural competence across the entire spectrum of medical education at Weill Cornell Medicine. The inaugural cohort of the Faculty Scholars in Health Equity program is made up of faculty involved in pre-medical, clinical, and postgraduate level education throughout the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise. The duration of the program is September 16, 2019 through September 21, 2020.
Program Director: Erica Phillips, MD, MS
2019 Faculty Scholars in Health Equity
Kemi Babagbemi, MD | Department of Radiology
Andrea Card, MD, MPH | Department of Medicine | Division of General Internal Medicine
Gwendolyne Jack, MD | Department of Medicine | Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Laura Kim, MD | Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology | Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Leslie Hayes, MD | Department of Pediatrics | Division of Adolescent Medicine
Oyinkan Marquis, MD | Department of Pediatrics | Division of Pediatric Neurology & Epilepsy
Amanda Ramsdell, MD | Department of Medicine | Division of General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine
David Scales, MD, PhD | Department of Medicine | Division of General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Jessica Zonana, MD | Department of Psychiatry
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,719,201 with 10% percentage financed by the Cornell Center for Health Equity and Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Medicine. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.