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Our Black History Month line-up

Join us for conversations about the African American GI and patient experience.

In honor of African-American Heritage Month, we invite you to engage with us as we discuss ways to expand the pipeline of African American early career GIs and learn more about the experiences of Black patients with GI diseases.  

We’re exploring ways to expand the pipeline of GIs from underrepresented populations

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. EDT for our Career Development Workshop: Solutions for Expanding the GI pipeline for Underrepresented Populations. The discussion will be an opportunity for trainees and early career GIs to gain a deeper understanding of the roles we can all play in advancing opportunities for physicians from underrepresented populations in GI medicine. We encourage you to register for this free live discussion and join into the conversation.  

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Pascale M. White, MD

Associate professor of medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Aja McCutchen, MD

Diversity, equity and inclusion committee chair,
Digestive Health Physicians Associations (DHPA)

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Sandra Quezada, MD, MS, AGAF

Associate dean for faculty diversity and inclusion
University of Maryland Medical Center

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Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, MD, AGAF

Associate professor of medicine
University of New Mexico

We’re learning about patients from underrepresented populations experiences with digestive diseases.

Throughout the month, we will learn more about these two African American patient-advocates and their journey with inflammatory bowel disease:

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Kymberly Harrington

Primary sclerosing cholangitis and inflammatory bowel disease patient

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Melodie Narain-Blackwell

Founder and president
Color of Crohn's and Chronic Illness

Look for these in AGA eDigest and on social media. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @AmerGastroAssn.

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