Film screening and events honor black women in medicine

A screening of the documentary film “Black Women in Medicine” will take place on Tuesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. at the Yale School of Medicine’s Anlyan Center (TAC), Rm. N107, 300 Cedar St.

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith will moderate a Q&A at the Black Women in Medicine event at Yale School of Medicine.

“Black Women in Medicine” chronicles the unsung journeys of black women doctors who have risen above inequality to excellence while becoming leaders in their fields.

The event will feature a reception and book signing for “Against all Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine.” Yale School of Medicine Dean Robert Alpern, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, and Yale School of Medicine Professor and Interim Chair of Internal Medicine Gary Desir, will deliver opening remarks. Registration is encouraged.

The event is an initiative of URU The Right to Be Inc., in collaboration with The Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE), the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Office of Women in Medicine, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Guests can attend one of two breakout workshops, titled “Changing the Face of Medicine: From Conversation to Action” and “Retention and Recruitment.”

The evening wraps up with dinner and a Q&A facilitated by Yale School of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine Marcella Nuñez-Smith.


4 p.m. — Book signing and reception   (you can preorder your book)

5 p.m. — Opening remarks from Dean Alpern, Mayor Toni Harp, and Dr. Gary Desir

5:15 p.m. — Film Screening of “Black Women in Medicine

6:15 p.m. — Breakout workshops (please select one of the following workshops when you register)

         • “Changing the Face of Medicine: From Conversation to Action”  


     •  “Retention and Recruitment”

7:45p.m. —  Dinner and Q&A facilitated by Dr. Marcella Nuñez-Smith

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