Recognizing our past, shaping our future: Desegregation History Wall install begins Feb. 12

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is very excited to share the installation of a permanent wall display specific to Black History on campus! 

The wall depicts the historical experiences of Black and African American individuals on the Medical Campus and is part of ongoing efforts to ensure that our institutions and communities are places where all people feel included, are treated fairly and justly, and are recognized for their meaningful contributions.

SNMA PRESENTS…Black History & The Arts Week 2 (PDF) (Links to an external site)

African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin, and Black-American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and
performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary,
and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have
used art to preserve history and community
memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic
and cultural movements, such as the New
Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hiphop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by
people of African descent and set the
standard for popular trends around the world.
In 2024, SNMA examines the varied history
and life of African American arts and artisans
within St. Louis.

SNMA PRESENTS…Black History & The Arts (PDF) (Links to an external site)

African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin, and Black-American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and
performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary,
and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have
used art to preserve history and community
memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic
and cultural movements, such as the New
Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hiphop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by
people of African descent and set the
standard for popular trends around the world.
In 2024, SNMA examines the varied history
and life of African American arts and artisans
within St. Louis.

Nominate a Colleague for the Drum Major Awards

The Upstander Awards recognize individuals at WashU School of Medicine who embody what it means to be an upstander. Awardees should be those who speak up or act in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being bullied or attacked. Upstanders are people who speak and act against injustices.

Medical student-led community screenings help address health inequities (Links to an external site)

Dispensing health-care advice and offering information about community resources at the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival were (from left) Tucker Hansen, Joshua McPhie, and Santiago Blanco Torres, medical students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dispensing health-care advice and offering information about community resources at the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival in September was Joshua McPhie, a fourth-year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. McPhie, along with 10 other Spanish-speaking medical students, screened patients in the Healthy Kid Express van, a mobile health-care clinic.

High school founded with help of med school leader receives accolades (Links to an external site)

Hamza Jalal (left), a first-year student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, tours the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in south St. Louis with his mentor and the high school’s co-founder, Will Ross, MD, the medical school’s associate dean for diversity.

Will Ross co-founded Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in 2013. A magnet public high school, Collegiate aims to serve high-achieving students, many of whom reside in under-resourced neighborhoods and are interested in pursuing careers in science, medicine and health. In August, Collegiate School was ranked the No. 2 public high school out of 455 schools in Missouri, and No. 150 in the nation.