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Health Equity Seminar Series

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN) now offers a Health Equity Seminar Series. This series is organized in collaboration between the Community Engagement and Recruitment modules. Please see below for past offerings, slides & recordings. Upcoming seminars will be posted to the Events page as details are made available. 

Community engagement in translational research 

May 30, 2019 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
George Washington University 
Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Ave NW, 4th floor 
Elizabeth Andrade, PhD
Assistant Professor of Prevention
& Community Health 
Ivonne Rivera, MPH  
President & Founder 
Rivera Group, LLC  

Every Researcher can be an Advocate -
Advancing Health Equity Through Policy and Advocacy

April 3, 2019 | 1:15 pm — 2:30 pm
video lecture: Health Equity Seminar
Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave NW
Main Hospital, 6th Floor, M7607
The seminar panelists: 
Leandra Godoy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Psychologist 
Shilpa Patel, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
Yolandra Hancock, MD
Adjunct Professor 
GW Milken Institute
School of Public Health 
Kavita Parikh, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 
Pediatric Hospitalist 
Commentary & reflection provided by: 
Stephen Thomas, PhD
Professor, Health Services Administration
Director, Maryland Center for Health Equality
University of Maryland
Tonya Vidal Kinlow, MPA
Vice President, Community Engagement, 
Advocacy, and Government Affairs
Children’s National Medical Center

Addressing Disparities, Implicit Bias & the Isms in

March 28, 2019 | 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
George Washington University 
Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Ave NW, 4th floor 
Robert C. Like, MD, MS 
Director, Center for Healthy Families & Cultural Diversity
Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health 
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University 
Investigators, research staff, and graduate students who attend will:
  1. Review historical & epidemiologic findings related to racial/ethnic disparities in health & health care in the US. 
  2. Discuss how implicit bias, stereotyping, & the "isms" can impact the clinical encounter & related challenges in undertaking disparities research.
  3. Share helpful resources for engaging & partnering with communities involved in health equity research.  
  4. Examine two case studies at a group. 

Cultural and Linguistic Competence: Implications for Clinical Research

December 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
The George Washington University
Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Rm 301
Tawara D. Goode, MA (pdf)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, Georgetown University Medical Center
Director, Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Director, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence
Cultural and linguistic competence is necessary to mitigate long-standing research priorities and methodologies that have resulted in underrepresentation of diverse racial and ethnic groups relative to their proportion of the population and their disease burden. Cultural competence and linguistic competence are viewed as essential approaches for reducing disparities in health and health care and for promoting equity by improving access, utilization, service delivery, and health status and outcomes. While the evidence suggests the efficacy of these approaches in health care, many organizations continue to struggle with the integration of cultural and linguistic competence in the conduct of research. This presentation will: 
  1. Explore the multiple dimensions of culture and their relevance for clinical research; 
  2. Define and describe a framework for cultural competence at the individual and organizational levels; 
  3. Define linguistic competence; and 
  4. Delineate the implications of cultural and linguistic competence in all phases in the conduct of clinical research.