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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Supporting Black Voices in Urology

Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu is one of the authors of this Nature Reviews Urology Viewpoint article on supporting Black voices in urology. Her story and the stories of others illustrate the importance of perseverance and emphasize the essential role of community and mentorship to raise up our peers and colleagues, to support and encourage black urologists and lead to a more diverse field of urology in the future.

 

MedStaff Spotlight featuring Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu

Our Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu, was spotlighted in this month's SHC MedStaff Update.

 

Biracial Stanford physician: We must look beyond race in medicine

In this recently published article in SCOPE, Megan Mahoney, MD, Stanford Health Care's chief of staff, discusses her background; about race and how it plays out in clinical settings; and about what needs to change to overcome systemic racial inequities in the nation's health care system.

 

Urology Antiracist Book Club

To continue educating ourselves and working towards our goal of achieving health equity in Urology, the department held its "How to be an Antiracist" Multimedia Book Club event on August 25, 2020, organized and led by moderator Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, MPH and co-moderated by Suzette Shipp, MS.  Based on chapters of Ibram X. Kendi's "How to be an Antiracist", journal articles, and medical videos, the event sparked many meaningful conversations and discussions, and resulted in the creation of an action plan to maintain a diverse and inclusive department and achieve health equity in Urology.

Speaker Series on Achieving Health Equity in Urology - with Dr. Quinn Capers

We kicked off our first Town Hall Series on Steps to Achieving Health Equity in Urology on July 21, 2020 with invited speaker Dr. Quinn Capers, who led the discussion on bias and racism in medicine. Dr. Quinn is an internationally renowned Interventional Cardiologist, Professor of Internal Medicine, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and expert on the topic of Health Equity in Medicine. 

Bay Area Women in Urology (BAWU) - Paint and Sip Mentorship Series with Dr. Eila Skinner

Our quarterly Bay Area Women in Urology (BAWU) Mentorship series kicked off this month on July 12, 2020 with our first guest speaker, our very own, Dr. Eila Skinner, who shared her experience as a woman in urology, and offered words of advice as everyone went through their step by step guided painting with a live instructor!

Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program Virtual Event

Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu was invited to speak at a mentorship event for URMs on July 9, 2020 and spoke to a group of Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program students about health disparities, why she went into Medicine and why she chose Urology, a day in the life of a urologist and what advice she would give my younger self.

 

These 5 numbers tell you everything you need to know about racial disparities in health care

Dean Lloyd Minor discusses how racial inequities have a lasting impact on our health. He outlines three priorities for academic medical centers to bring about change and recognize the importance of social determinants of health.

 

Advice for LGBTQ+ Medical School Applicants

Tips from a gay Stanford MD/PhD program applicant on what to look for and ask about when applying to medical schools.