Our Priorities Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

We must ensure that everyone who receives care and those who learn, teach, and work in clinical environments are treated equitably. Systemic inequities that reduce career satisfaction and limit advancement opportunities for health professionals from historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, members of some religious groups, and individuals from low-income households need solutions. 

Putting Knowledge into Action to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Everyone who goes into healthcare does so because they want to help people. How, then, can this mission sometimes go awry?

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Increasing the Number of Black Male Doctors by Any Means Necessary

With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Dale Okorodudu and Black Men in White Coats began holding annual summits in 2019 geared toward middle and high school students, parents, educators, clinicians, partners, and community leaders to provide in-person exposure to healthcare and healthcare professionals and serve as a forum to address the low representation of Black men in medicine.

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Ensuring Inclusive Parental Support in Medical Schools

In so many cases, parents or prospective parents in medicine have to make painful choices which make it hard to be successful both as a student or doctor and as a parent. But what if there were ways to support these parents and mitigate their sacrifices to their families and line of work?

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A National Approach to Reducing LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

With support from Columbia University and funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Tonda Hughes brought together leaders in nursing education and major nursing organizations to identify a path forward for addressing the barriers the LGBTQ+ community face when seeking and receiving medical care.

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Accurately Measuring the Quality of Clinical Learning Environments

When it comes to improvements and innovations in Health Professions Education (HPE), one of the most important questions is always, what is working and what isn’t?

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A New Approach to Teaching Nutrition Responsibly

With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Anita Ramsetty set about to see how practical nutrition education could be integrated into an already packed curriculum, and how that curriculum could train future doctors to help address food insecurity among patients equitably.

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News and Commentary

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AI and Tech in Health Professions Education: An Interview with Dr. Geoff Stetson

For the sixth episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Geoff Stetson, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of...
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Advancing Equity Through Genomics in Nursing: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Dwyer

For the fifth episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Andrew Dwyer, PhD, FNP-BC, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and Associate Professor of Nursing at Boston College’s William...
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Battling the Opioid Epidemic Locally: An Interview with Dr. Sara Arter

For the fourth episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Sara Arter, PhD, RN, an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Miami University in Ohio.
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Identifying Gaps in Surgery Training: An Interview with Dr. Brenessa Lindeman

For the third episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink...

Publications

Read 2023 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2023, the Macy Faculty Scholars family--Scholars, National Advisory Committee members, staff, and special guests--gathered in New York City to engage in meaningful conversations about the state and future of...

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2022 Macy Conference Recommendations

Read 2022 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2022, the Macy Foundation convened the Macy Faculty Scholars, the program’s National Advisory Committee members, and mentors of the 2021 Scholars to share project and career updates, discuss the year’s...

Read 2021 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2021, the Macy Foundation virtually convened the Macy Faculty Scholars, the program’s National Advisory Committee members, and mentors of the 2020 Scholars to share project and career updates, discuss the...