Diversity

Bridge to Dental School workshop

HSDM's Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Recognized with National Award

August 15, 2019

For the second year in a row, Harvard School of Dental Medicine has been honored with an Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Award honors colleges and universities nationwide that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

"We've created exciting pipeline programs on campus and have reached hundreds of students, but to truly expose talented students to HSDM, we also need to take HSDM to where they reside and study,” said Josephine Kim, former Director of Diversity and Inclusion.... Read more about HSDM's Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Recognized with National Award

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Building Bridges

June 3, 2019

The path to a career in dentistry isn’t always clear when you don’t know the first steps to take. It can be particularly challenging for first generation college students or students from underrepresented minority backgrounds who may not have a mentor in the profession. A new “Bridge to Dental School” pipeline program designed by Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) aims to change that.

Starting in June, thirty undergraduate college students from the greater Boston area will begin a 10-week program designed to...

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2019 May 13

2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi: Caring for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities and Global Health

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 106

 

Abu Dhabi Trip

Over spring break, six HSDM students traveled to Abu Dhabi, which was the site of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games and features a program called Special Smiles and provides dental screenings and care to athletes. HSDM students will share their experiences participating in the Special Smiles program and how inclusive programs like this are essential to providing positive dental experiences to all patients.
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Portrait of Dr. Freeman Honors HSDM’s First African American Graduate

April 24, 2019

Walk through the halls of Harvard and you’ll notice the University’s 382-year history displayed prominently. At Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) portraits of deans and faculty dating back to the School’s founding in 1867 adorn the lobby of the main building. These paintings serve as reminders of notable milestones and striking figures, but until recently provided a glimpse at only a select few. A new initiative, the Inclusive Spaces Project at HSDM, is an effort to broaden the of scope this artwork and reflect the School’s diverse and proud past.

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Lonnie Norris

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at HSDM

April 8, 2019

HSDM kicks off its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Week on April 22. The week will feature an exciting lineup of events through April 26, including speakers on the topics of diversity and inclusion in dental education, race and gender equity in dentistry, and culturally competent, accessible care for patients with different needs.

“While great progress is being made throughout the year, HSDM’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Week serves as an...

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2019 Apr 24

Throwing Down the Gauntlet: A Harvard Trailblazer’s Look Beyond the Ivy | Freeman, Grant, and Franklin Scholarship

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74, PD76, was admitted to HSDM as the first African American woman and among the first women at the height of the Civil Mercedes FranklinRights Movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement, both of which were harbingers of the changes to come. She will speak about her life, career and times. The Freeman, Grant and Franklin Scholarship, named for the first Black graduates from the school, male and female, will be launched to encourage minority students to continue in their footsteps.... Read more about Throwing Down the Gauntlet: A Harvard Trailblazer’s Look Beyond the Ivy | Freeman, Grant, and Franklin Scholarship

2019 Apr 25

Collaborative Effort for Transformative Impact: The Intersection of Race, Gender, Generations and Disciplines

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Join Hazel HarpeHazel Harper, DDS, MPHr, DDS, MPH, for her discussion on the “Intersection of Race and Gender in Dentistry.” Dr. Harper, a dentist from Washington D.C., has been making her mark on the world of dentistry since 1975. Just two years ago, Dr. Harper co-founded the Deamonte Driver Dental Project (DDDP), a community based oral health initiative for children in Prince George County, MD. ... Read more about Collaborative Effort for Transformative Impact: The Intersection of Race, Gender, Generations and Disciplines

2019 Apr 22

Diversity and Inclusion Trends in U.S. Dental Education | Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship Lecture

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lonnie Norris
Presented by Lonnie Norris, DMD76, MPH77, this lecture will review the trends of applicants, enrollees, faculty appointments, and current Dean positions based on gender, race, and ethnicity in U.S. dental schools.  Early intervention to improve the diversity of the educational pipeline is essential for more diverse oral health leadership, educators, and workforce.... Read more about Diversity and Inclusion Trends in U.S. Dental Education | Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship Lecture
2019 Feb 25

Black History Month: Fireside Chat with Dr. Brian Swann

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ballard Room | Floor 5 | Countway Library

Join Dr. Brian Swann for an intimate discussion about his personal life and professional trajectory as a black man in dentistry at Harvard.

Dr. Swann is Chief of Oral Health Services for the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he practices clinical dentistry and conducts the Oral Physician Program within the General Practice Residency Program. The oral physician concept integrates oral health into the scope of primary care. As an instructor in the Patient-Doctor I course at Harvard Medical School, he assisted in introducing oral health into that...

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Pathways into Dentistry Pipeline Program Recognized with National STEM Award

August 15, 2018

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) was recently honored for its diversity and inclusion efforts, receiving a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Award honors colleges and universities nationwide that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

HSDM was chosen for developing a Pathways into Dentistry pipeline program which invites middle school, high school and college students to envision a career in dentistry.... Read more about Pathways into Dentistry Pipeline Program Recognized with National STEM Award

2017 Dec 05

DAT Prep Materials Drive

Tue Dec 5 (All day) to Fri Jan 5 (All day)

Location: 

Office of Dental Education

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is collecting prep materials for area college students who want to pursue dental school but may not have the funds to formally prepare for the Dental Admission Test.... Read more about DAT Prep Materials Drive

2017 Apr 05

An Afternoon of Engagement on Inclusion and Belonging

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, with simulcast at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

 

Inclusion event logoCreating greater experiences of inclusion and belonging are essential for Harvard’s community members to thrive and flourish; creating a supportive environment for better academic, professional and personal growth begins with conversation and discovery, and there is no endpoint in our...

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