Dr. Michael D. Williams on how the UVA School of Medicine is tackling implicit bias, recent studies on racial inequity, and more and Brendan Wolfe, author of Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope: A History of the University of Virginia in 100 Objects, about rare, funny, controversial, and peculiar objects. Also, his instructive and fascinating essay on UVA’s warts-and-all history, Jefferson’s Shadow.
Dr. Michael D. Williams is the director of the University of Virginia Center for Health Policy and Associate Professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine. He’s also the Director of Emergency General Surgery and he Directs the Summer Medical Leadership Program for students of underrepresented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds. We spoke about how the UVA School of Medicine is tackling implicit bias; recent studies on racial inequity; and how the White House is nickel and diming the ACA.
Brendan Wolfe is a writer originally from Iowa, who has been a newspaper journalist, written numerous essays, reviews, and articles. His recent the book is Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope: A History of the University of Virginia in 100 Objects, about rare, funny, controversial, and peculiar objects from the holdings of UVA. He is the editor of Encyclopedia Virginia, a project of Virginia Humanities. We also focused on his instructive and fascinating essay on UVA’s warts-and-all history, Jefferson’s Shadow.
(Pictured above l to r: Dr. Michael D. Williams, Brendan Wolfe)
Michael D. Williams at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; Dr. Williams at the School of Medicine
Racial Bias in Pain Assessment and Treatment Recommendations, and False Beliefs about Biological Differences Between Blacks and Whites – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective – Study by researchers at Stanford University, Harvard University, The U.S. Census Bureau, and The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys – The New York Times
Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope, by Brendan Wolfe
Jefferson’s Shadow, by Brendan Wolfe
Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Humanities, edited by Brendan Wolfe
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