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Efforts to cultivate more diverse healthcare workforce to be discussed at panel with Dartmouth Health, Geisel and Dartmouth leadership

By Staff | Feb 4, 2023

LEBANON – At the core of Dartmouth Health’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) mission is a belief that there is great strength in the diversity of our patients, people, and community. A major component of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for our staff, patients and visitors is taking proactive steps and working with partners to create a healthcare workforce that reflects the growing diversity of our region and nation.

On Thursday, February 9, Dartmouth Health, Dartmouth College and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will host “A Matter of Life or Death: The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Imperative.” This event, which will be held from 5 to 6 pm EST in-person at the Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall on the Dartmouth campus as well as virtually, will bring together leadership from the institutions for a conversation around the strategies they are implementing to curate a more diverse healthcare workforce by investing in educational and faculty pipeline programs, embracing cultural humility, and fostering a sense of belonging that will ultimately lead to better health outcomes for underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Panelists for this event include:

Teresa Lyn D. Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, vice president of DEIB at Dartmouth Health

Shontay Delalue, PhD, senior vice president and senior diversity officer at Dartmouth

Erika Brown, PhD, dean of faculty affairs at Geisel

Lisa McBride, PhD, associate dean of DEIB at Geisel

“I’m excited to be on this panel with several of my esteemed colleagues at Dartmouth and Geisel for this important conversation on cultivating a healthcare workforce that looks more like the patient population we serve,” Malcolm said. “By embracing diversity in both the patient-facing and academic sides of medicine, we not only create opportunity for people to join our field who previously had not seen a place for themselves there before; but also benefit our patients by increasing the scope of perspectives and experiences from the people providing their care.”


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