DDRC Inaugural Diversity Symposium

Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC), Meharry Medical College, and VICC GI SPORE Inaugural Diversity Symposium

Friday, April 29, 2022

Langford Auditorium

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

                                                                Mayo Clinic

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