Virtual Continuing Ed Event

How To Be A Healthcare Antiracist:

COVID Vaccine Mistrust and Us!

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Thursday, February 25th
7:00- 9:00 PM CST

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2.0 Continuing Education Credits Available
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Meet Our Speakers:

Aletha Maybank MD, MPH

Discussion Topic:

400 Years of Scientific Racism, the Pandemic and Us

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH currently serves as the Chief HealthEquity Officer and Group Vice President for the American Medical Association (AMA) where she focuses on embedding health equity across all the work of the AMA and leading the Center for HealthEquity. Dr. Maybank has taught medical and public health students on topics related to health inequities, public health leadership and management, physician advocacy, and community organizing in health. She is a pediatrician and preventive medicine/public health physician.

Darlene Hightower JD

Discussion Topic:

Moving the Needle: Addressing Vaccine Mistrust Through Authentic Community Engagement

Darlene Oliver Hightower, J.D., Vice President, Community Health Equity, is responsible for a team of 50 staff who oversee the implementation and evaluation of community programs aimed at improving the health of individuals in Rush’s community areas. Darlene is a member of the senior leadership team for West Side United, and Co-Chair of the Racial Justice Action Committee (RJAC) which is a system wide initiative aimed at advancing social and racial justice at Rush. Darlene attended Bradley University and received her law degree from Georgetown University.

Beverly Sha MD

Discussion Topic:

COVID 19 Vaccine Where we are where should we go

Dr. Beverly Sha has been the principal investigator for the Rush WIHS site since 1998. A Professor, for the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Rush Medical College. She has worked as an investigator with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) since 1989 and the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) since 1994. Dr. Sha has devoted her career to advancing the treatment and understanding of HIV. During her career she has been formally recognized for her dedication and advocacy in health care.

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide 2.0 continuing education for the healthcare team. Student participants will be eligible to request reimbursement after registering. Check your email confirmation for details. Rush University students can register for free by using their student email address.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 7-9 PM CST

Standard Registration
Fee: $25.00
Rush University Students 

Meet Dr. Brittani James

Dr. Brittani James is a Family Medicine Physician, Antiracism Educator and Antiracism Activist. She is the Co-Founder of The Institute for Antiracism in Medicine, a non-profit organization dedicated to the abolition of racism in the field of Medicine. Dr. James earned her Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology at Cornell University and her Medical Doctorate from The University of Michigan Medical School. 

Dr. James and her work have been featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show as well as NBC Night Nightly News and The Associated Press. 

Dr. James currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System where her scholarly interests include structural racism in Healthcare as well as antiracism pedagogy in medical education. Dr. James is a practicing Family Medicine physician in a safety net clinic on Chicago's South Side.

Co-Founder, The Institute for Antiracism in Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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