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Annual Professional Development Retreat

2nd Annual Retreat, April 2019

  • Topic 1: Microagressions and Microintervention Strategies
  • Topic 2: Diversity and Inclusion at YSM: Ongoing Efforts
  • Topic 3: Diversity and Inclusion at YSM: Chair’s Perspective
  • Topic 4: Reflections -Anton Bennett, PhD

Inaugural Retreat, April 2018

  • Topic 1: The Role of Mentors, Sponsors and Professional Networks in Career Success
  • Topic 2: Taking Care in Academics: Faculty Well-Being and Vitality

Lecture/Speaker Series

Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Joint Grand Rounds: “Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) Faculty at Yale: Personal Narratives and Journeys”–Dec 2018

  • Topic 1: Personal Narratives -Panelist
    • Stephen Huot, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (YSM)
    • Uchenna T. Ikediobi MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Primary Care and Infectious Diseases at VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine
    • Reena Kapoor, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
    • Peter Marshall, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
    • Teofilo Matos Santana, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Topic 2: The Role of the Department Chair in URiM Faculty Advancement

Annual Welcome Reception

Renaming ceremony: James P. Comer and Curtis L. Patton MORE Welcome Reception

Dr. James P. Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He is known nationally and internationally for his creation of the Comer School Development Program in 1968. This teamwork concept promotes the collaboration of parents, educators and community to improve student development that, in turn, helps them achieve greater academic and overall school success.

Dr. Comer's pioneering work in school restructuring has been featured in numerous newspaper, magazine and television reports and has been published in many academic journals. He is a co-founder and past president of the Black Psychiatrists of America. He has been a consultant to the Children's Television Workshop and has devoted his efforts to numerous local and national organizations serving children.

He is the author of ten books, including Maggie's American Dream and Leave No Child Behind and the recipient of many honors and awards, including forty seven honorary degrees.

In 2014 President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Comer to the President's Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Curtis Patton, PhD, Professor at YSPH retired after 36 years at Yale in 2006. Dr. Patton has been a prominent figure not only at YSPH but throughout the University. He has served in a variety of administrative capacities including Division Head, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Acting Head of Global Health. In 2004, Dr. Patton was asked by President Levin to help re-establish and Chair the University Minority Affairs Committee (MAC). He has also served as the Director of International Medical Studies and Chair of the Committee on International Health.

Curtis L. Patton, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the School of Public Health, was one of 13 people to receive a Seton Elm/Ivy Award this spring. Patton was honored for bringing previously unrecognized African-Americans to public light. Yale’s recognition of Edward A. Bouchet, a distinguished New Havener, Yale College’s first African-American graduate and the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. anywhere in the nation, is due in part to Patton. He also celebrated the work and legacy of Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed, M.D., another distinguished New Havener and the first African-American graduate of Yale University. In 2007, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Creed’s graduation from the School of Medicine, Patton and his colleagues organized a series of events culminating in the dedication of a new memorial to Creed at the Grove Street Cemetery.