Oct 15, 2024  |  5:30pm - 7:00pm

Equity Grand Rounds: Black Health and Anti-Black Racism in Healthcare

Equity Grand Rounds are hosted by the DFCM Education Programs in partnership with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Temerty Medicine.

Building on the 2022 Grand Rounds on Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Medical Education, this series is designed to deepen DFCM continuing education offerings related to Equity, Diversity, Indigeneity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism (EDIIAA). Sessions are open to all DFCM faculty, staff and learners.

Title: Black Health and Anti-Black Racism in Healthcare

Presented by: 

  • Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies and Interim Director, Black Studies Research Institute (in STEMM), Dalhousie University.
  • Dr. Onye Nnorom, Family Physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

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About the speakers:

Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden (she/her/hers), a Black queer femme and associate professor, is the James R Johnston Endowed Research Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine; Interim Director of the Black Studies Research Institute (in STEMM) at Dalhousie University, and the co-founder and co-lead of the national organization, The Black Health Education Collaborative.

Dr. Dryden is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in intersectional Black health, Anti-Racism health equity, and engages in interdisciplinary scholarship and research that focuses on Black LGBTQI communities, blood donation systems in Canada, anti-Black racism in healthcare, medical education, and Black health curricular content development.

Dr. Onye Nnorom (she/her/hers) is a distinguished physician, advocate, public speaker and leader in the field of public health and equity. She is a family doctor and public health and preventive medicine specialist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, in Canada. Born in Montreal to parents of Nigerian and Trinidadian backgrounds, she learned at an early age the impact of social injustice and the power of community action. With a deep commitment to social justice and health equity, Dr. Nnorom has dedicated her career to addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes for marginalized communities, with a particular focus on Black populations. She has led numerous initiatives aimed at reducing health disparities, promoting cultural competency in healthcare, and empowering underserved populations, these include co-founding the Black Health Education Collaborative and creating and hosting the social media movement Healthcaring Differently.