Culture, Ethnicity & Health Care SIG
Continuing the tradition of its founders, the focus of our SIG is on research, education, and policy/advocacy about cultural issues (including race/ethnicity and linguistic issues), and how these issues impact children's health and healthcare.
- Bring together pediatricians from across the country and create a community of people with shared interests in culture, ethnicity, and healthcare.
- Define a set of urgent priorities and unanswered questions regarding cultural, ethnic, and linguistic issues in children's health and healthcare
- Identify potential projects for the group to work on together focusing on cultural/linguistic issues in the areas of research, education, and policy/advocacy
This year we will have the first ever combined meeting of the Women in Medicine and Culture, Ethnicity, and Healthcare SIGs on Sunday, May 5, 12-3 pm. We will focus on the interaction of gender and ethnicity and their influence in academics and leadership. The session will include a panel of distinguished speakers across the academic spectrum, including leaders from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and junior and senior faculty members with experience in various leadership roles. The presentations will be followed by interactive exercises focused on specific areas of interest and a discussion to address issues being faced by attendees. The session will conclude with a presentation of a curriculum called "Culture in Health Care," focused on teaching 3rd year medical students about cultural competency. Please join us for this informative and engaging session!
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Information on funding opportunities and government programs:
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Rashmi Shetgiri, MD
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390-9063
Phone: (214) 648-2431
Darcy Thompson, MD, MPH
Anschutz Medical Campus - Mail Stop F561
Denver, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 724-7471