You Belong Here
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Equity Presents:
You Belong Here!
A Lecture Series Highlighting African American Health Care Professionals for Minority High School Students Considering a Career in the Health Professions
David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP, Associate Dean, Diversity and Equity, Course Director
Tade Ayeni, EdD, Director, Office of Diversity and Equity, Course Co-Director
Dear high school students, parents and guardians, teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators:
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Equity announces a monthly lecture series beginning this September (through May 2022) on healthcare careers and what steps to take along the journey.
All high school students are invited. We are highlighting African American physicians and other health care professionals who are members of the faculty of the School of Medicine or otherwise affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health.
The lectures will be held on Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:45pm to 8:00 pm. ASL interpretation will be provided for all lectures.
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Here is the Zoom information to attend, followed by the schedule of speakers:
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|SEPTEMBER 7||WELCOME – SCHOOL IS IN SESSION! THE WONDERS OF THE STETHOSCOPE! WHAT WE CAN HEAR TO SAVE A LIFE | Watch the Recording Here|
|Speaker:||David S. Kountz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean|
|OCTOBER 5||MINORITY MEDICAL STUDENT PANEL: WHAT IS MEDICAL SCHOOL REALLY LIKE? WHAT WE WISH WE KNEW IN HIGH SCHOOL TO PREPARE FOR OUR JOURNEY|
|NOVEMBER 2||A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGEON|
|Speaker:||Lawrence Daniels, MD, New Neurons Neurosurgery Institute, Spring Lake, NJ|
|DECEMBER 7||CAN YOU SEE THAT? DIAGNOSING DISEASE WITH IMAGES|
|Speaker:||Sean Pierce, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology|
|JANUARY 4||ADVANCING RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE|
|Speaker:||Chinwe Ogedegbe, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Section Chief for Research, Hackensack University Medical Center|
|FEBRUARY 1||OTHER AMAZING CAREERS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS – DENTIST, PHARMACIST, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, NURSE PRACTITIONER|
|MARCH 1||WHY IS BLACK MATERNAL MORTALITY SO HIGH AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? A CONVERSATION WITH AN OB GYN|
|Speaker:||Noelle Aikman, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Ob Gyn Residency Program Director, Jersey Shore University Medical Center|
|APRIL 5||ACADEMIC PLANNING TO ENSURE SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND – STUDYING EFFECTIVELY AND UTILIZING RESOURCES|
|Speaker:||Tade Ayeni, EdD, Director, Diversity and Equity and Gerard Robertson, PhD, Director, Academic Support|
|MAY 3||PREVENTING SUDDEN DEATH IN YOUNG ATHLETES|
|Speaker:||Arthur O’Kere, MD, Interventional Cardiology, Shore Heart Group, Brick, NJ|