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The Student National Medical Association – Building Trust in Healthcare Panel Series

In the wake of the covid pandemic, medical mistrust has amplified in the public consciousness. With many communities experiencing a history of generational injustice, implicit bias in providers, racially discordant care, disparities in healthcare access, and inadequate access to health education, we understand that current and future providers must work to promote awareness, transparency and equitable action for those we care for. With support of the WUSM Office of Diversity Programs and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we are hosting a two-part panel series on medical mistrust. The first panel will include patients and patient facing healthcare workers that can speak to personal experiences of medical mistreatment and other sources of mistrust. The second panel will feature community, regional and institutional leaders who can speak to initiatives that are planned or currently being implemented to address sources of mistrust. Our goal with these panels is to provide transparency and insight to community members into work being done to combat these issues, with the hope that this will contribute to trust building. Please see below for event information.


Please register here for each panel.

Panel 1

September 2, 2021, 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
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Featured Panelists: 
Atara Estes, CHW-C, President of the Community Health Workers Association of Missouri
Robin Cole, MA, Co-Chair of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission Patient Advisory Board
Nia Sumpter, Co-Chair of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission Patient Advisory Board
Moderated by: 
Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier, MSW, Pipeline to Compassionate Care Project Coordinator at St. Louis Integrated Health Network

Panel 2

September 14, 2021, 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
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Featured Panelists:
Fredrick Echols, MD, Acting Director and Commissioner of Health for the City of St. Louis
Deidre Griffith, MPH, Regional Director of Community Health at SSM Health
Jacqueline Randolph, MBA, Executive Director of Ambulatory Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Moderated by:
Will Ross, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Diversity, Principal Officer for Community Partnerships and Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine

For questions, please contact Andrea Bibbs at andrea.bibbs@wustl.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Washington University School of Medicine sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a week in advance at 314-273-2809 or MedDEI@wustl.edu.