Diversity

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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Preclinical lab with high school students

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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“Write It Out” Event Promotes Inclusion

January 30, 2017

By Ashiana Jivraj

On Monday January 30, 2017 the Harvard School of Dental Medicine community came together for a special tea to promote inclusion and belonging on campus. Dr. Josephine Kim, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, organized the tea with the newly announced Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) student fellows.

Dr. Donoff greeted the community by urging them to come together to stand for peers from different backgrounds and religions. He then introduced Andrew Carranco, DMD17, a fourth year D & I fellow to share his experience at...

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2017 Feb 27

Diversity Dialogues

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 109

HSDM's Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to Diversity Dialogues.  The topic will be: How Offensive Are You? Understanding the Impact of Cultural Differences on Daily Interactions. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to attend.

Session facilitated by...

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Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

October 28, 2016

Colgate-Palmolive Company has made a generous $50,000 gift toward the establishment of the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship. The scholarship will pay tribute to prominent African American figures in the School’s history — Robert Tanner Freeman, DMD1869, George Franklin Grant, DMD1870, and Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74. The funding will support a DMD student from an underrepresented minority group or with significant financial need.

The need for dentists representing all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds is critical. The percentage of African American dentists has not...

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HSDM Stands Together for Peace

HSDM Stands Together for Peace

December 15, 2015

On Monday, December 14 the HSDM community came together for a special tea time event focused on promoting peace. The event was organized by students with the support of the Office of Diversity Inclusion

Dr.Peggy Timothé greeted the crowd of students, faculty and staff, and introduced Hend Alqaderi a fourth year resident in the Dental Public Health program. Alqaderi spoke about recent headlines and anti-Muslim...

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2015 Sep 29

Harvard Longwood Campus 2015 Diversity Dialogue

12:40pm to 1:40pm

Location: 

TMEC Walter Amphitheater, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston

“The Doctor is Out: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Schuster on Being a Gay Physician at Harvard”

Join us for a conversation with Mark Schuster, MD, PhD. Dr. Schuster conducts groundbreaking research on child, adolescent, and family health issues, including quality of care, health disparities, adolescent sexual health, and family leave.  He described his experiences at Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals in a published speech, “On Being Gay in Medicine,” that went viral online and has been used as a teaching tool at medical schools.  He coauthored the...

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HSDM General Practice Resident Shanele Williams receives the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship

HSDM General Practice Resident Shanele Williams receives the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship

June 23, 2015

Dr. Shanele Williams, a general practice resident at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) working at the Cambridge Health Alliance, recently received the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. The fellowship is given to oral health leaders, particularly minority oral health leaders, who pursue careers in health policy, public health practice and academia.

“I come from a family of migrants who did not have exposure to the concept of preventive dental care, and was raised in an underserved,...

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