Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC), Meharry Medical College, and VICC GI SPORE Inaugural Diversity Symposium
Friday, April 29, 2022
8:30 – 8:35 am Richard M. Peek, Jr., M.D.
Introduction to Scientific Session
Mina Cobb Wallace Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology
Director, Vanderbilt Digestive Diseases Research Center
8:35 – 9:05 am GI SPORE Philip Browning Memorial Lecture: Addressing Barriers in CRC Genetic Testing and Screening
John Carethers, M.D.
John G. Searle Professor of Internal Medicine
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics
University of Michigan Medical School
9:05 – 9:35 am Gastric Cancer Prevention: Pushing back the Hands of TIME (tumor immune microenvironment)
Juanita Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Arizona Health Sciences
9:35 – 10:05 am Pathways to Health Equity: The Colorectal Cancer Model
Chyke Doubeni, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
Professor of Family Medicine
Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement
10:05 - 10:25 am Break
10:25 – 10:55 am Visions and Strategies to Achieve Equity in Health and Disease in Academic Medicine
Byron Cryer, M.D.
John C. Vanatta III Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development
UT Southwestern Medical Center
10:55 - 11:25 am Addressing Disparities in Liver Diseases
Lanla Conteh, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Section of Hepatology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
11:25 - 11:45 am Break
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch and Demonstration of endoscopy with Learning Lab – Dr. Keith Obstein
Introduction to Career Development Session
12:45 – 1:15 pm Academic Careers in Gastroenterology – Drs. Juanita Merchant, Byron Cryer, and Lanla Conteh
1:15 – 1:45 pm Diversity Efforts in Academic Publishing and Funding – Drs. Chyke Doubeni and John Carethers
1:45 – 2:15 pm Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from a program perspective in Medical School and Residency – Dr. Christopher Williams, Associate Dean, Physician-Scientist
Education and Training
2:15 – 2:45 pm Diversity in Fellowship Training – Drs. Ashley Spann, Shakirat Salvador, Shabnam Sarker, Pooja Lal, and Keith Obstein