Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM

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    • Friday May 7, 2021
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Virtual Event - see description for participation info
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Lisa Accardi


Summary Sentence: "What the Pandemics Are Teaching Us about Representation and Leadership in Research, STEM, and Recovery" - Tabia Henry Akintobi, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Morehouse School of Medicine

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"What the Pandemics Are Teaching Us about Representation and Leadership in Research, STEM, and Recovery"

Tabia Henry Akintobi, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
Associate Dean, Community Engagement, Morehouse School of Medicine
Director, Prevention Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine


In this discussion and call to action, Tabia Henry Akintobi sheds light on the consequences of the pandemics and their root causes. She also proposes a path forward to prepare learners and leaders to advance population health through and past the pandemic.

About the Speaker
Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH, is a professor of community health and preventive medicine, associate dean of community engagement, and a principal investigator and director of the Prevention Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine. Germane to these efforts is her demonstrated excellence in community-based participatory research, community-engaged public health practice, and experiential learning among trainees across the health professional career development pipeline. Akintobi received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and earned both a master’s of public health and doctorate of philosophy in public health from the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health.

Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM aims to give a national platform to speakers to have candid conversations around race and diversity in the STEM fields. Launched in 2020 as part of Gladstone’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, this series is hosted in partnership with Georgia Tech, the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute at University of Washington, and The University of Texas at Austin. We hope these discussions spark change throughout the sciences.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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