The second installment of Diversity Talks will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

Marie Florent-Carre, DO, MPH, from Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, will present via Zoom “Lessons Learned From The Past: A Historical Perspective On How We Deal With Emerging Illnesses and Infectious Diseases.” She will give an overview of the history of HIV/AIDS, its impact on stigmatized sub-groups and populations as the science was evolving at the time. To view the lecture, log into Zoom Meeting ID: 979 2764 5130, Passcode: 158141.

Diversity Talks is a monthly lecture series presented by the COMP and COMP-Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The lectures are open to the public.

COMP, COMP-Northwest and College of Podiatric Medicine students who attend the lectures and submit required assignments will be recognized with induction into the Humanism, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (HEID) in Medicine scholars program. This recognition can then be included on application for residency as a noteworthy accomplishment.

“The series provides a venue for faculty, staff, and students to deepen and widen their knowledge and awareness of issues and opportunities to eliminate disparities in health care outcomes for marginalized groups in the U.S. The goal of this lecture series is to motivate our University community to examine perspectives outside of our own, empower critical thinking and promote equitable and fair health care outcomes for all,” said Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, EdD, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for COMP and COMP-Northwest. “We are honored to host speakers and facilitators who are open to sharing their learned perspectives to help us deepen our knowledge, develop skills to break the cycle of privilege and oppression and support the mission of the college.”