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Dr. Nate Hughes – #DiversityInHealthcare #BlackMenInWhiteCoats

Diversity in Healthcare

Continuing with our 2022 theme of Black Men in White Coats, we are featuring Dr. Nate Hughes for the month of March.

Growing up, Dr. Hughes always wanted to be a football player and a doctor. He has been able to achieve both.

Dr. Hughes earned a nursing degree in 2008, then walked on to the NFL and played as a wide receiver for five years. He retired from the NFL in 2012, earned a Master of Science in Nursing in 2015, then entered medical school. He graduated from the University of Mississippi as a doctor in 2019.

He is currently completing his residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey where he was recently appointed Anesthesia Chief Resident for 2022-2023. He and his wife Angel are also raising three children.

Nate Hughes, MD is proof that people can achieve multiple dreams, and can be successful in athletics, academics, medicine,  and life.

Info sources: https://www.ebony.com/news/retired-nfl-star-pursues-dreams-of-becoming-an-anesthesiologist/; https://www.instagram.com/skato16/

Dr. Dale Okorodudu – #DiversityInHealthcare #BlackMenInWhiteCoats

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We are continuing our Diversity in Healthcare social media series for 2022 with the theme Black Men in White Coats.

Our first post of the year features Dr. Dale Okorodudu (known as “Dr. Dale”), the founder of the Black Men in White Coats movement. Dr. Dale grew up in the Houston area and earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University and trained in pulmonary and critical care at UT Southwestern in Dallas, where he is now a faculty member. He was named to the Ebony Power 100 List in 2020 and has won multiple awards for his leadership and mentoring activities.

Black Men in White Coats is a movement seeking to address the lack of Black male doctors in the United States. Only 2% of American physicians are Black men, and fewer Black men applied for medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Strategies to combat this problem include raising awareness of the issue; providing visible representation of Black men in medicine through social media, short video documentaries, a full-length documentary, a book, and more; and a strong focus on mentoring. Visit the website or follow the hashtag on social media – #BlackMenInWhiteCoats.

We plan to contribute to increasing representation in 2022 through our social media series. Check this blog as well as our Instagram and Twitter accounts throughout the year for profiles of #BlackMenInWhiteCoats. We also wish you a happy Black History Month and encourage you to seek out more information about the people currently making Black History, including Dr. Dale.

Copyright 101

Announcement

The third and final session in the Health Sciences Library’s fall webinar series is coming up tomorrow. Please join us for this lunch & learn session to be held on Zoom.

Copyright 101
With Dave Fagundes, Baker Botts LLP Professor of Law and Research Dean at the University of Houston Law Center
Wed 11/17, 12 – 1 pm
Recording

This session will cover the basics of the federal Copyright Act and major judicial interpretations, including what works are protected, what acts are infringing, when unauthorized use may be permitted, and what common misunderstandings about copyright law to avoid.

This session will be recorded and archived in the UH Institutional Repository.

Please contact Rachel Helbing at rrhelbin@central.uh.edu with any questions.

Beverly Murphy – #DiversityInHealthcare

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Beverly Murphy was elected as the first African-American President of the Medical Library Association in 2018.

Murphy is the Assistant Director of Communications and Web Content, as well as the nursing liaison, at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. She was recruited to a technical services position directly out of library school, and has been a leader in health sciences libraries ever since. In addition to breaking barriers as the first African-American President of the Medical Library Association, she was also the first African-American chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, the first African-American editor of MLA News, and the first African-American Recipient of the Marcia C. Noyes Award.

When asked about her advice for new leaders, Murphy said, “I believe you first have to learn to follow before you can lead. Don’t be afraid to take risks but listen and learn from every angle and expect the unexpected. You don’t have to be at the top of the food chain to be an effective leader, but you should be at the top of your game to effect change. Learn everything you can about leadership principles and apply them when given the right circumstances. Be an example people want to follow, engage those around you, and help them shine. Be accountable, honest, and transparent.”

Source: https://www.mlanet.org/blog/i-am-mla-beverly-murphy-ahip-fmla

EndNote 101

Announcement

The second session in our fall webinar series is coming up this Wednesday. Please join us for this lunch & learn session to be held on Zoom.

  • EndNote 101
    With Stefanie Lapka
    Wed 10/20, 12 – 1 pm
    Recording

After this session, you will be able to use EndNote Online to create an account, utilize plug-ins, add and organize references, and cite while you write.

This session will be recorded and archived in the UH Institutional Repository.

Please contact Rachel Helbing at rrhelbin@central.uh.edu with any questions.

Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni – #DiversityInHealthcare

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In 1998, Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni became the first woman appointed professor in the department of medicine at Beth Israel Hospital. Throughout much of her career, she has focused her research agenda on the health concerns of people living with disabilities.

Iezzoni earned a master’s degree in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health in the 1970s, and went on to receive her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1984. During her first year of medical school, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Because of the lack of accommodations available at the time for people with disabilities, as well as the lack of acceptance within medicine, she opted to follow a research track rather than complete an internship and become licensed as a medical doctor.

With her background in health policy, this was a natural fit. Her research has largely focused on measuring quality of care and improving fairness of payment. Additionally, she has researched disability, including health policy issues, health disparities, and the implications of disabling conditions on daily life.

In recent years, she has gotten involved in the #DocsWithDisabilities movement, calling for the profession to be more open and less ableist in order to improve healthcare.

Info and photo source: https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_161.html

Systematic Reviews 101

Announcement

The first session in our fall webinar series is coming up this Wednesday. Please join us for this lunch & learn session to be held on Zoom.

  • Systematic Reviews 101
    With Rachel Helbing
    Wed 9/22, 12 – 1 pm
    Recording

After this session, you will be able to identify and understand the steps in a systematic review, from formulating a research question to synthesizing results.

This session will be recorded and archived in the UH Institutional Repository.

Please contact Rachel Helbing at rrhelbin@central.uh.edu with any questions.

Fall Webinar Series

Announcement

We hope you can join us for our fall webinar series. Please save the dates for the three lunch & learn sessions to be held on Zoom on Wednesdays in September, October, and November.

  • Systematic Reviews 101
    With Rachel Helbing
    Wed 9/22, 12 – 1 pm
    Recording
  • EndNote 101
    With Stefanie Lapka
    Wed 10/20, 12 – 1 pm
    Recording
  • Copyright 101
    With Dave Fagundes
    Wed 11/17, 12 – 1 pm
    Recording

More details are forthcoming. Sessions will be recorded and archived in the UH Institutional Repository.

Please contact Rachel Helbing at rrhelbin@central.uh.edu with any questions.

Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH – #DiversityInHealthcare

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Jerome M. Adams served as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States from 2017 – 2021.

Dr. Adams earned his master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He has completed residencies in both internal medicine and anesthesiology, and is a board certified anesthesiologist.

Jerome Adams wearing military uniformAfter time in private practice and serving on the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Adams was appointed as Indiana State Health Commissioner. While in that position, he headed the state’s response to an unprecedented HIV outbreak.

As Surgeon General, he oversaw the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in order to promote and advance health. While in office, he focused on addressing the opioid epidemic as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

He continues to be heavily involved in promoting health information to the public via traditional media outlets as well as on Twitter, where he has more than 56,000 followers.

UH librarians Rachel and Stefanie had the opportunity to see him speak in 2018, and the photo shared here was taken by Rachel at that event.

Info source: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/jerome-adams-20th-surgeon-general-of-the-united-states/

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN – #DiversityInHealthcare

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Ernest Grant is the 36th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the first man to hold that position.

Picture of Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN with caption that reads Nurse LeaderDr. Grant has worked as a nurse for more than 30 years. He earned his BSN from North Carolina Central University and his MSN and PhD both from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He specializes in burn care and fire safety, fields in which he is an internationally recognized expert. He has led burn outreach at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, as well as with the U.S. military. He received a Nurse of the Year Award from President George W. Bush in 2002 in honor of his work with World Trade Center burn victims.

Additionally, Dr. Grant has a strong record of professional service. He also continues to serve as adjunct faculty for the UNC-Chapel Hill of Nursing, where he passes his expertise on to student nurses.

Dr. Grant began his term as ANA president in 2018. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he has advocated for nurse safety and worked to prevent vaccine hesitancy, particularly in the African-American community.

Info and photo source: https://www.nursingworld.org/ana/leadership-and-governance/board-of-directors/ana-president/

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