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Introducing HEAL: Health Equity Advancement Lab

Dr. Jaya Aysola is proud to introduce the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL)! The purpose of HEAL is to support researchers in advancing the science of operationalizing equity and inclusion within our clinical and learning environments. Our research has focused ...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving

Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving, one of America's longest standing holidays. It's been celebrated since the 17th century, commemorating a dinner between European settlers and Native Americans. As we celebrate and consider what we are thankful for, we cannot ignore the ...
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Representation of Asian American Populations in Medical School Curricula

An original investigation published in JAMA Network Open examined how Asian Americans populations are represented in medical school curricula. Alongside CHEA researchers, 4 medical students undertook this project to inform recommendations for the appropriate use of race/ethnicity in medical schools ...
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CHEA’s Learning Collaborative & the Hospital Quality Incentive Program (HQIP)

CHEA is proud to announce the launch of a three-year Learning Collaborative to support the implementation of the Hospital Quality Incentive Program (HQIP) focused on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (REHD). The purpose of this learning collaborative is to address ...
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Celebrating Juneteenth

This Sunday, we celebrated the holiday of Juneteenth. This year, the holiday is being federally recognized today, June 20th. On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Texas were notified that slavery was federally ended by the arrival of 2,000 Union ...
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CHEA Spotlight: Eugenia South

For June’s CHEA spotlight, we are featuring Dr. Eugenia South. She received her MD from Washington University School of Medicine and her MSHP (Master’s of Science in Health Policy) from the University of Pennsylvania as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical ...
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Society of General Internal Medicine 2022 Award

Congratulations to Casey Rickus, Dr. Jaya Aysola and Dr. Kira Ryskina for their recognition at the 2022 Society of General Internal Medicine meeting! They were honored with the Distinguished Professor of Hospital Medicine Best Poster Award for the poster titled ...
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CHEA Spotlight: Michelle Munyikwa

For May’s CHEA Spotlight, we are featuring an amazing CHEA fellow, Michelle Munyikwa, MD, PhD. Michelle graduated from the joint MD/PhD program in anthropology in 2021. Currently, she is a resident physician in internal medicine and pediatrics at Penn Medicine ...
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Health Equity Week 2022 Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Penn Medicine’s 7th Annual Health Equity Week last week! We held 8 events, including panel discussions and lectures, throughout the week with over 1000 people registered! A diverse set of presenters provided ...
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Equity Initiative Awards 2022

Congratulations to the winners of our Equity Initiative Awards for Health Equity Week 2022! We had many amazing abstract submissions and were thrilled to choose 1 winner for each of the 4 categories (Quality Improvement, Innovation in Medical Education, Research, ...
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CHEA Spotlight: Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham

For March’s CHEA Spotlight, we are featuring Dr. Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML! She is the inaugural Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity of the Perelman School of Medicine and sits at the head of the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, ...
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CHEA Spotlight: Emmanuella Asabor

For February’s CHEA Spotlight, we are featuring another one of our impressive CHEA fellows: Emmanuella Asabor! Emmanuella is an MD/PhD candidate studying epidemiology at Yale University. She received her MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cambridge. Additionally, she ...
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