Lecture series on race has full slate of events this semester

The Race &... Lecture Series continues this semester as part of Pitt’s Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being Initiative.

The one-hour lunchtime speaker series features faculty who joined the University recently as part of the Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Well-Being Cluster Hire and Retention Initiative. Each will be introduced by a veteran Pitt faculty member, who also will speak briefly about their work.

Lectures are from noon to 1 p.m. at the Center on Race and Social Problems, Room 2017, Cathedral of Learning. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration for those who cannot attend in person.

Upcoming lectures

Jan. 26: Mosopefoluwa Lanlokun, assistant professor of pediatrics, School of Medicine, on “Health Disparities in Asthma Care.” Register for the Jan. 26 lecture.

Feb. 9: Sirry Alang, associate professor, School of Education, on “People, Contexts, & Systems: Intersections that Matter for Health Equity.” Register for the Feb. 9 lecture.

Feb. 23: Kathryn Reed, assistant professor and vice chair for equity, inclusion and community engagement, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, on “Community Engagement in Action: Mentorship & Pipeline Programs for Underrepresented in Medicine Learners.” Register for the Feb. 23 lecture.

March 16: Mary Ellen Vajravelu, assistant professor of pediatrics, School of Medicine. Topic TBA. Register for the March 16 lecture.

March 30: Andrea Ibarra, assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine, on “Evaluation of Peripartum Neurocognitive Performance in Women with Preeclampsia.”  Register for the March 30 lecture.

April 13: Sebastian Sattui, assistant professor of medicine, School of Medicine. Topic TBA. Register for the April 13 lecture.