Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine – New Workshop Proceedings and Briefing May 18

Black men are increasingly underrepresented in medical schools and in the medical profession.  A new proceedings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine summarizes presentations and discussions from a November 2017 workshop that explored strategies to support entry and successful passage through educational and career transition points for black men in science and medicine.  The workshop also considered the role of government, educational systems, philanthropy, and others in supporting these strategies.

The following workshop speakers and members of its planning committee will brief members of the Congressional Black Caucus on May 18:


DETAILS:
An American Crisis: The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science -- Proceedings of a Joint Workshop Between the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute will be released at 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 18.  The briefing will begin at 10 a.m. EDT on May 18 in 421 Cannon House Office Building, 27 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.  Reporters who wish to attend the briefing or obtain a copy of the workshop proceedings must contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.