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    Pride and Pronouns: Caring for trans and nonbinary patients

    39:52
    Uncertainty over which pronouns to use with gender diverse patients can spark anxiety for medical professionals and new acquaintances alike. But that anxiety is no match for the trauma felt by transgender, intersex and other gender diverse patients who deal with being misgendered every day. Host Lee Hawkins is joined…
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    Is AI Biased? How Do We Fix It?

    32:26
    Artificial Intelligence is full of technological and economic promise, but, just like its creators, AI isn’t free from subconscious discrimination. As AI becomes more commonplace in the medical field, questions of whether racial bias will be mitigated or expanded in the future are omnipresent. The solution will depend on how…
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    Black Men in White Coats

    47:39
    Only about three percent of the nation’s doctors are Black men, which lives in stark contrast to the overall Black population. In this episode, Lee Hawkins gathers a panel of Black men to examine this disparity and the unquestionable ripple effect of representation—or lack thereof. Listen as three accomplished Black…
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    Keeping Track: Data and Disparities

    26:21
    As a biostatistician, Dr. Felicity Enders spends much of her time analyzing medical research and crunching of the numbers we read about in newspapers and medical journals. In this interview, Dr. Enders reveals how this behind-the-scenes work is actually the frontline in addressing racism in healthcare. Join Lee Hawkins as…
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    Beyond Men: Gender Diversity in Medical Research  

    22:23
    As the health care industry works to address disparities in clinical trial participation, some Mayo Clinic doctors trying new approaches. In this episode, Drs. Sharonne Hayes and Michele Halyard detail the deliberate exclusion of women from these studies, and the dramatic effects on health outcomes for women, from decades of…
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    Racism, accelerated aging and the biases of health care

    Lee Hawkins
    In July 2022 I attended Mayo Clinic’s Rise for Equity conference in Chicago, where I had the opportunity to interview some of the nation’s best and brightest experts from across the field of medicine for a podcast about what an equitable, inclusive, and diverse approach to healthcare could look like.
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    Saving Black Lives: The Cancer Care Gap 

    36:51
    In a health care industry where Black people are statistically more likely to develop and die from many forms of cancers compared to whites, Drs. Folakemi Odedina and Alyx Porter are working daily on initiatives to close the gaps. In this wide-ranging discussion about Black representation in cancer care, the…
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    Spotlight on Mayo Clinic’s RISE for Equity

    15:05
    Reflect. Inspire. Strengthen. Empower. RISE cofounders Dr. Anjali Bhagra and Barbara Jordan share how these four simple words can evolve equity and inclusion in every industry, starting with healthcare. “My constant challenge to myself,” said Bhagra, “was that I did not want to develop a program that was more like…
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    Would you recommend RISE to others?

    Lisa Speckhard Pasque
    In July 2022, health professionals from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago for the annual Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity conference — an event that aims to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in health care. We caught up with some of the over 400 attendees to get a sense of…
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    What’s one action you plan to take in response to what you’ve learned at RISE?

    Lisa Speckhard Pasque
    In July 2022, health professionals from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago for the annual Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity conference — an event that aims to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in health care. We caught up with some of the over 400 attendees to get a sense of…
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    What’s the most important issue facing DEI in health care today?

    Lisa Speckhard Pasque
    In July 2022, health professionals from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago for the annual Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity conference — an event that aims to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in health care. We caught up with some of the over 400 attendees to get a sense of…
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    What brought you to RISE?

    Lisa Speckhard Pasque
    In July 2022, health professionals from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago for the annual Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity conference — an event that aims to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in health care. We caught up with some of the over 400 attendees to get a…

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