Desegregation History Sharing Circles for the WashU Med & BJC Community

Desegregation History Sharing Circles for the WashU Med & BJC Community
In April 2024, WashU Medicine and BJC HealthCare unveiled a permanent exhibit documenting the desegregation of the Medical Campus, exploring more than a century of perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, students and staff. The Sharing Circles will provide space for community members to share their reactions, thoughts and questions related to their experience of the exhibit and the story it tells of our institutions and the region.

Happy Ramadan!

Happy Ramadan!
This week marks the beginning of Ramadan this year and ends on April 9th. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will celebrate and observe Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, we thought it might be […]

SNMA PRESENTS…Black History & The Arts Week 4 (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.

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

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.

Commemorate Black History Month

Commemorate Black History Month
This month, WashUMedODEI celebrates Black History Month. Black History Month is significant in the context of medical education as it helps to highlight the contributions and experiences of Black individuals and communities in healthcare. By acknowledging and celebrating Black history, medical institutions can work towards creating a more inclusive and diverse learning environment, where all students feel represented and valued.

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

Medical student-led community screenings help address health inequities
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)

High school founded with help of med school leader receives accolades
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.