Harvard Medical School diversity dean to speak at UMMS

Reede visits UMMS to celebrate Black History Month

By Sandra Gray

UMass Medical School Communications

February 17, 2012

In recognition of Black History Month, the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office and the Lamar Soutter Library are hosting Joan T. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, who will present “Trends in Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty” at UMass Medical School on Thursday, Feb. 23. The impact of Dr. Reede's work is reflected in her inclusion in the National Library of Medicine’s “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians,” an exhibit honoring women who overcame gender barriers to distinguish themselves in medical careers.

One of the few African American women to hold a deanship at a medical school in the United States, Dr. Reede was named the first dean for diversity and community partnership at Harvard Medical School in 2002. In this role she has created and developed more than 20 programs that aim to address pipeline and leadership issues for minorities and women who are interested in careers in medicine, academic and scientific research, and the health care professions. Previously, Reede served as the medical director for a Boston community health center and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. She has also worked as a pediatrician in community and academic health centers, juvenile prisons and public schools.

Open to the public, the lecture will take place in the Faculty Conference Room from noon to 1 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a light lunch. To RSVP, email Nellie.toney@umassmed.edu.

Related links:
UMass Medical School celebrates America’s women physicians
Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians