Diversity and Inclusion Lectures

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center is committed to fostering and enhancing a diverse faculty.  The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion at the CUIMC offers resources and programs that aim to support the needs of of CUIMC's diverse faculty. The Office also partners with other offices including the CUIMC Diversity Deans, Columbia University Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Work/Life to offer special lectures, professional development programs, resources, and networking opportunities.

The Kenneth A. Forde Diversity Alliance (KAFDA)

The Kenneth A. Forde Diversity Alliance (KAFDA) was established in 2014 to bring together minority medical students, resident physicians, fellows, graduate students, faculty, research scientists and allies across the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. With the aim of serving the interests of the diverse community at CUIMC, KAFDA seeks to develop networking opportunities, promote diversity awareness, foster mentoring relationships, and provide community service and leadership development opportunities.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons offers a number of programs, awards, and resources for minority students, fellows, faculty, and research scientists.

Visit the P&S Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs more information on KAFDA.

The KAFDA Faculty Colloquium

In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Office of Academic Affairs offers the KAFDA Faculty Colloquium series. This group series will bring together minority faculty from all four schools at CUIMC to provide opportunities for faculty-driven programs of interest.

The John Lindenbaum Memorial Lecture Series

Just before his death in June 1997, Dr. John Lindenbaum bestowed a gift to what is now Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons to establish an annual lecture given by a distinguished diverse scientist. The John Lindenbaum Memorial Lecture Series has provided the P&S community with the opportunity to host diverse scientists from all over the country while honoring his commitment to equality and justice in medicine and society at large.

Diversity and Inclusion Lectures

Special Guest Lecture at CUIMC
Lee C. Bollinger
President and Seth Low Professor of the University

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Alumni Auditorium
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Sponsored by:
The Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and of Medicine, the Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, the Dean of the School of Nursing, the Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, the CUIMC Deans for Diversity, the Office of the SVP for Faculty Affairs and Career Development at CUIMC, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.

A Special Performance by Members of the SPHINX Virtuosi
Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music

Monday, October 12, 2015
Alumni Auditorium
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Sponsored by:
The Columbia University Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, NewYork-
Presbytarian Hospital, the CUIMC Office of the Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Career Development and the Columbia University Office of University Life

"A Framework for Health Care Disparities Research"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bard Hall Lounge, 50 Haven Avenue, 1st Floor
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Sponsored by:
The Office of Academic Affairs, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Speaker:
Eliseo J Pérez-Stable, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM)
Director, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations (MERC)
Director, Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC)
Assistant Director for Health Care Disparities, Helen Diller Family UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center

"Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering: The Future"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th St, 1st Floor
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Sponsored by:
The Office of Academic Affairs, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Speaker:
Cato T Laurencin, MD, PhD University Professor
Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering
Director of The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science The University of Connecticut

"A Vision for LGBT Health"

Thursday, April 3, 2014
A Vision for LGBT Health A Special Lecture and Panel Discussion focused on the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community

Sponsored by:
The Office of the Dean, College of Physicians, and Surgeons
The Office of Academic Affairs, College of Physicians and Surgeons
The Division of Gender, Sexuality, & Health at the NYS Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University

Speaker:
Walter O Bockting, PhD
Co-Director, LGBT Health Initiative Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health
New York State Psychiatric Institute / Columbia Psychiatry /Columbia University School of Nursing
Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing)
Columbia University

Moderator:
Anke A Ehrhardt, PhD
Director of the Division of Gender, Sexuality, & Health & the LGBT Health Initiative
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Professor of Medical Psychology Department of Psychiatry
College of Physicians & Surgeons Columbia University, NYS Psychiatric Institute

Panelists:
Jonathan Amiel, MD
Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC
Faculty Liaison for LGBT Students
College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing
Senior Vice President
Columbia University Medical Center

Kenneth Mayer, MD
Medical Research Director of Fenway Health
Co-Director of The Fenway Institute
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population

Jack Pula, MD
Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
Chairperson of the Transgender Committee
Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists