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“Structural Racism and Health Equity” Seminar presented by Dr. Vibhuti Arya Amifar
April 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Experiential Programs, and the UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy
On Thursday, April 8th from 3:00-4:00PM, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Vibhuti Arya Amirfar, PharmD, MPH to speak with our UNC Pharmacy Community. This session has been reschedule from our previous session, which had to be postponed due to weather.
Dr. Arya is a well-regarded expert in health equity and public health. She serves as a Global Lead for Gender Equity and Diversity Workforce Development for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), and serves as a Clinical Professor at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Most recently, Dr. Arya and colleagues published a manuscript in JAPhA entitled “Systemic racism: Pharmacists’ role and responsibility” which examines how our pharmacy profession can work to address and dismantle systems of inequity in our education and healthcare environments. Dr. Arya will present a seminar entitled “Structural Racism and Health Equity.”
Racism is a root cause of social determinants of health. Structural racism has impacted
every conceivable part of our society, and by perpetuating structural racism, intentionally or
unintentionally, we do our patients, and our society at large, plenty of harm. Recognizing
our own biases and how they may impact our relationships and decisions about our
patients, our colleagues, and society at large is vital. Although engaging in these
conversations can be quite uncomfortable, we can work to create the space and time for
brave spaces to have honest discussions to deepen our own understanding in order to
address ways in which we can work towards mitigating the negative impacts of structural
racism within our society. Come join us for a discussion that explores what structural racism
is, how it has impacted our physical and mental health, and how we can intentionally create
spaces to address it.
After participating in this session, attendees will:
• Understand the difference between equality and equity
• Understand structural racism
• Understand how structural racism impacts health equity
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Please join us for this special event!