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Don’t miss your chance to attend the Health Sciences Social Justice Education Summit

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Health sciences activism and community engagement will be in focus at the virtual Health Sciences Social Justice Education Summit on Feb. 28.

The summit is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Center on Race and Social Problems, the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum and Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The daylong event will feature a discussion with Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, senior vice president and chief clinical diversity, equity and inclusion officer for Allegheny Health Network, and Johanna M. Vidal-Phelan, chief medical officer for the quality department of UPMC Health Plan. The summit aims to engage health-related students, trainees, staff and faculty in inclusive community-campus partnership. Attendees will explore the best practices for health sciences activism and learn how collaborative engagements can help create a culture of health and empowerment.

Keynote speakers and breakout workshops will address ways to disrupt the usual practice pathways and the status quo often reflected in campus-community partnerships. Discussions at the summit will revolve around what universities need to know as they form health equity opportunities as well as how programs might underscore social justice.

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