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Justice and Health for All:  The Future of Affirmative Action in Legal and Medical Education

Friday, April 12, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central
(Check in begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Register In-Person or Remote

6 Hours Texas MCLE Credit/ 6.25 CME Credits

Program

Detailed Agenda

Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine University of Houston 5055 Medical Circle, Room 2100
Houston, Texas 77204

 

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Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
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TMA* This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of St. Joseph Medical Center and the University of Houston, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Joseph Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: None of the topics in today’s activity are of clinical nature and therefore did not require disclosure of all relevant financial relationships.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
Define and explain the concept of health disparity
Analyze how the environment and personal health are interrelated
Analyze how specific factors (determinants) contribute to health disparities
Identify groups that are most affected by health disparities.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other allied healthcare professionals.

For CME questions please contact Wendy Fitzgerald at wmfitzge@central.uh.edu.

Detailed Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Leonard M. Baynes, JD, Dean, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Chair, and Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Stephen J. Spann, MD, Founding Dean, Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Humana Endowed Dean’s Chair in Medicine, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, University of Houston
8:50 – 10:15 a.m.

Panel 1 - Health Inequities: This panel will explore workforce-related factors that may contribute to racial and ethnic inequities in health and whether increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce may mitigate these factors. (1.25 MCLE Credits)

Moderator: David S. Buck, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Community Health, Clinical Professor, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, University of Houston

Panelists:

  • Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, MPH, Chief of General Medicine, the Vice Chair for DEI in the Department of Medicine, and Associate Dean for Professional Development, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Jane E. Hamilton, PhD, MPH, LCSW, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Behavioral Health Equity and Outcomes Research, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
  • Angela M. Heads, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
  • Marc Robinson, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Panel 2 - Justice for All: This panel will examine how legal-related inequities, as non-clinical determinants of health, contribute to heath inequities, and whether increasing diversity in the legal workforce would mitigate disparities in law and increase trust in the legal system. (1.25 MCLE Credits)

Moderator: Leah Fowler, JD, MPH, Research Director, Health Law & Policy Institute and Research Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law Center

Panelists:

  • Sandra Guerra Thompson, JD, Newell H. Blakely Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Gina S. Warren, JD, Professor of Law, A.L. O’Quinn Chair in Environmental Studies and Co-Director of Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center, University of Houston Law Center
  • Verna Williams, JD, CEO, Equal Justice Works
  • Kellen Zale, JD, Associate Professor of Law and George Butler Research Professor, University of Houston Law Center
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Boxed Lunch Pick-Up
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Panel 3 - Affirmative Action in Law and Medical School Admissions After SFFA v. Harvard (1.25 MCLE Credits)

Moderator: Jessica Mantel, JD, MPP, Co-Director, Health Law & Policy Institute, Professor of Law and George Butler Research Professor, University of Houston Law Center

Panelists:

  • Seth J. Chandler, JD, Law Foundation Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Mitchell Crusto, JD, Henry F. Bonura, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Cory R. Liu, JD, Attorney, Butler Snow LLP
  • Joy Milligan, JD, PhD, Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Panel 4 - Pathways for Increasing Diversity in the Law & Medical School Pipelines: This panel will discuss whether pathway and pipeline programs targeting K-12 students, college students, and law and medical students are viable mechanisms for achieving greater diversity in the legal and medical professions. (1.00 MCLE Credits)

Moderator: Kenya Steele, MD, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Student Pathways and Clinical Professor, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, University of Houston

Panelists:

  • Meredith J. Duncan, JD, Alumnae College Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Opportunities and Community Engagement, University of Houston Law Center
  • Geoffrey H. Young, PhD, Senior Director, Transforming the Health Care Workforce, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Turab Abbas, JD Candidate, University of Houston Law Center
  • Brittanie Cockrell, MD Candidate, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, University of Houston
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Panel 5 - Final Reflections: A panel of national leaders in the healthcare and legal field will provide commentary on the issues raised by the earlier panels and their vision for increasing diversity in the healthcare and legal professions. (1.25 MCLE Credits)

Moderators: Leonard M. Baynes, JD, Dean, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Chair, and Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
Stephen J. Spann, MD, Founding Dean, Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Humana Endowed Dean’s Chair in Medicine, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, University of Houston

Panelists:

  • Susan L. Krinsky, MPH, JD, Executive Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff, Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
  • Daniel Mateo, JD, National President, Hispanic National Bar Association, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Leon McDougle, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Chief Diversity Officer, The OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS, MBA, Executive Vice President, Provost, and Executive Dean, John Sealy School of Medicine; Professor, Family Medicine, Thomas N. and Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair, The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Mary Smith, JD, President, American Bar Association; Vice Chair, VENG Group; Chair and Founder, Caroline and Ora Smith Foundation
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

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