CDI Monthly eNews: August 2021
In This Issue
  • CDI Announcements and Events
  • Resident & Fellow (RFC) Corner
  • MGH Opportunity for Faculty
  • MGH and MGB Events and Trainings
  • Job Opportunities with CDI and DSC
  • HMS Events
  • In Case You Missed It - SRTP Final Presentations
  • External Award Nomination
  • In The News
CDI Announcements and Events
New MGH Patient Code of Conduct Policy
Earlier this Spring, the MGH Medical Policy Committee approved a new MGH code of conduct policy to address all types of discriminatory, disrespectful, and threatening behaviors by patients, families, visitors and research participants in our hospital campuses. This is a first of its kind policy and in line with initiative 1 of the Structural Equity 10-Point Plan and the Mass General Brigham United Against Racism campaign.
It applies to all clinical, non-clinical and research areas of the MGH/MGPO. An implementation team has been formed to ensure the entire hospital community is aware of the new policy and how to properly implement it. More details will follow soon.

We are grateful to the Center for Diversity & Inclusion's Executive Director Elena Olson and to the co-Chair of the Clinical Policy and Record Committee and the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center Brian French, for co-leading the development and implementation of this policy. 
MGH CDI/Peter Slavin Welcome & Recognition Celebration
Wednesday, September 22 @ 6-7:30 pm
Peter L. Slavin, MD
President, Massachusetts General Hospital
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion

cordially invite you to a virtual

Welcome and Recognition Celebration

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Ceremony 6 - 7:00 pm
Networking 7 - 7:30 pm

to welcome new MGH UiM trainees, faculty and HMS students
and honor the 2021 recipients of the

Paula Aduen, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Onyinyechi Eke, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Jona Ludmir, MD
Department of Medicine,
Eman Akam, PhD
Department of Medicine,
Efren Flores, MD
Department of Radiology
Yasmin Hernandez-Barco, MD
  Department of Medicine,
Gabriela Soriano Hobbs, MD 
Department of Medicine,
Cancer Center
Julia M. Rosenbloom, MD
Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Karla Ramos-Torres, PhD
Department of Radiology,
Gordon Center
Save The Date:
The Chester Pierce Research Society
Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 12-1pm
Obesity in Pediatrics: Our Understanding and Consideration of Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment Approaches
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Obesity Medicine Physician for Adults, Adolescents, and Children at the MGH Weight Center
Director of Equity, MGH Medicine, Endocrine Division
Director of Diversity, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Core Faculty, MGH Mongan Institute of Health Policy 
Assistant Professor-Medicine & Pediatrics, Harvard Medical
Friday, October 22, 2021
12 PM - 1 PM
The Chester Pierce Research Society (CPRS) is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).  CPRS is a speaker series named in honor of MGH's late Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry, Chester Pierce. Dr. Pierce was the first and most senior African-American physician-scientist at MGH. CPRS is designed to promote diversity and health equity by featuring the novel research of investigators to the MGH community.
Resident & Fellow Committee (RFC) Corner
Volunteers Needed: Community Health Outreach Opportunities
The CDI RFC is pleased to announce two opportunities to engage with our community:

1. Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) Family Day 
a. When: Thursday, August 26 @11am to 3pm
b. Where: Plaza Betances in South End, 100 W Dedham St, Boston
c. Volunteers needed: at least 2

We will be taking blood pressures, checking blood glucose, and distributing informational brochures at a family-oriented event in Plaza Betances. We need 2 more volunteers (11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm). Spanish speakers preferred but not necessary.

2. IBA health talks
a. When: flexible (see below)
b. Where: virtually or in person at Plaza Betances
c. Volunteers needed: at least 1-2

IBA is looking for physicians who can give brief 30-minute talks on topics for the elderly community such as nutrition, pain management, fall prevention, and management of chronic conditions. Dates are flexible, but these would preferably happen either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursdays between 1pm and 3pm. Spanish speakers encouraged, but not necessary (they have translators).

For more information and to participate, please reach out to RFC Community Outreach Officers Jossie Carreras Tartak @ and Ana-Lucia Garcia Guarniz @
MGH Opportunity for Faculty
ECOR Is Seeking Reviewers
The Executive Committee On Research (ECOR) handles a large number of internal funding opportunities that require a peer review process. This review process is handled through the Subcommittee on Review of Research Proposals (SRRP). SRRP reviewers provide an essential service to the Mass General Research Community. The SRRP committee reviews most grant applications submitted to ECOR throughout the year for internal research funding opportunities such as FMD Fellowships, Interim Support Funding (ISF), and preliminary reviews for external single institution nominee calls, such as the Pew Scholars and NIH Director’s Early Independence Award.

The intent of this call is to expand the review committee while ensuring that the full range of diversity within the research community is represented. Previous recipients of ECOR funding, including interim funding, and mentors of FMD recipients are especially encouraged to join the SRRP as reviewers.

To learn more about applying for the SRRP, please click here. ECOR would greatly appreciate your participation. Having a large and diversified reviewer pool is critical to the success of the process.
MGH and MGB Events and Trainings
Affirming Gender Diversity in our Healthcare System: Challenges and Solutions - Aug 18 @ 12:15 pm
This talk is open to all role groups, clinical and non-clinical. Click here to register.  
United Against Racism Town Hall & Stepping Stones Launch
During the July 28 United Against Racism (UAR) Town Hall, Carla L Carten, PhD, MSOD, Interim SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Chief Community Health Equity Officer in Quality & Patient Experience shared progress of initiatives under the UAR strategy. A recording of the Town Hall is now available. We encourage you to review the recording to learn about MGB UAR's advancements in three strategic focus areas: Health Equity, Community Health and Workforce Equity. You can also visit The Pulse to read a recap article highlighting what was shared.

At the UAR Town Hall, Mass General Brigham’s first system-wide anti-racism educational program, titled Stepping Stones, was announced. Stepping Stones helps viewers understand how racism exists and functions in our society — and how they can combat it.

Stepping Stones is accessible via HealthStream now. We encourage you to complete this training by November 12, 2021.
Save The Date:
2021 Radiology Welcome Lecture - 6th Annual DE&I Address
Sept 21 @ 12:15 - 1:15 pm
More details to follow closer to the date.
Job Opportunities with CDI and DSC
CDI Professional Staff Diversity & Inclusion Liaison
The MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is seeking a full-time Professional Staff Diversity and Inclusion Liaison to enhance diversity and inclusion in recruitment and retention activities among the professional physician staff at MGH. Click here to read more and apply. Job #: 3156264
DSC Project Coordinator
The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) within the Mongan Institute of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a full time Project Coordinator to coordinate and evaluate a variety of projects related to Initiative 4 in the MGH Structural Equity 10-pt plan: Assuring equity in access to and delivery of clinical care. Click here to read more and apply. Job #: 3162575
HMS Events
Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase
Saturday, September 11 @ 10 am - 2 pm EST | Virtual
[Register for Program Exhibit Fair @ 12 - 1 pm EST]
The CDI is pleased to partner with the Harvard-Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase, which gives fourth-year medical students, especially from groups underrepresented in medicine, an avenue to meet Harvard-affiliated residency program directors, attending physicians, fellows and residents and learn more about the hospitals and individual residency programs that are offered at HMS-affiliated hospitals.
10am EST - Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30am EST - Residents’ Panel
11:15am EST - Directors’ Panel
12pm EST - Program Exhibit Fair (faculty and trainees)
1-2pm EST - Specialty Group Discussion Hour

3rd- and 4th-year medical students at LCME- or AOA-accredited schools may register. Participants must identify as having a background in, or having strong support of, underrepresented and disadvantaged populations. Space is limited and priority is given to 4th-year students. 

Registration Details:
If you are faculty or trainee, please consider registering for the Program Exhibit Fair from 12 to 1 pm via this link: by Friday, August 20, 2021

If you are a student, register for the full event by September 1, 2021:

Hosted by the Visiting Clerkship Program, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
In Case You Missed It - SRTP Final Presentations
CDI held a virtual three day event featuring the Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) students final presentations on:
  • Thursday, July 29 @ 11 am - 1:15 pm
  • Wednesday, August 4 @ 1 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 5 @ 10 am - 1:30 pm
Click here to view the recordings for each of the days.

For details about the presentations featured on each day, including student presenters, labs/research sites, and research project titles, please click here.
External Award Nomination
ALPHA's 50 Most Powerful Latinas Nomination is Open!
Deadline August 31
In the last 18 months, Latinas have disproportionately faced negative economic and health impact from Covid 19. ALPFA's 2021 Most Powerful Latinas List aims to highlight the stories of Latinas who are changing the narrative and creating positive impact: in businesses, in their communities, and in their families. While many of the Latinas who make this year's list may have impressive roles within corporate America, it is the inspiring stories of how these women are leading, supporting, and managing their businesses, teams, and relationships to impact lives and communities during this time that will determine who is ultimately named to this year's list. Click here to read more.

Nominations will be accepted until August 31, so don’t delay! For any questions, please feel free to send an email to and write in the subject: MPL Question.
In The News
by Winfred W. Williams, M.D., and Julie R. Ingelfinger, M.D published in NEJM on August 11, 2021.
By Tara Bahrampour and Ted Mellnik published in Washington Post, on August 11, 2021.
Racism in Medicine Is Alive and Well -- Are you a part of the problem or will you be part of the solution? by Fatima Cody Stanford, MD published on Aug 3, 2021 in Medpage Today.
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