Karmanos Cancer Institute Health Equity Book Club: Author Dr. Damon Tweedy

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Date: December 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Special Event

Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to delivering outstanding and equitable medical care to every patient we serve, as well as their caregivers and family members. This commitment requires us to provide support and empowerment within and beyond the scope of medicine. The Health Equity Book Club aims to enhance awareness of systematic racism, inequality, and misinformation within the medical community. This is achieved through research and reading followed by honest and transparent conversations about difficult topics. Join us as we explore ways to address and respond to disparities in health care delivery to enhance outcomes and better serve all patients.

Health care professionals, including trainees and students, and community members, are invited to attend.

This quarter we are discussing:

"Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine" by Damon Tweedy

At this book club meeting, Karmanos is honored to welcome Damon Tweedy, M.D., author of the book to be discussed.

About Dr. Tweedy

Dr. Damon Tweedy is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Black Man in a White Coat,” selected by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Non-Fiction books of 2015. He has published articles about race and medicine in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other medical journals. His columns and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and various other print publications.

Dr. Damon Tweedy travels frequently to speak to physicians and clinicians, health care companies, medical schools and teaching hospitals, and other organizations involved in health and wellness, about the impact of race on the medical profession at all levels.

Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and Yale Law School. He completed both his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Duke Hospital. He is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System.

Event format:

Dr. Tweedy will give prepared remarks about his book and work and will be joined by a panel of Wayne State medical professionals to discuss the implications of Dr. Tweedy's work. There is also an open Q&A time.

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