Graduate Students of Color Dinner 04/09
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Graduate Students of Color Dinner Series provides an intimate opportunity for graduate students of color to hear from various faculty of color about their individual journeys and best practices for navigating the academy and other professional arenas. This program is in partnership with the Office of Graduate Student Life at the Student Resource Center.
RSVP via bit.ly/cmepevents - space is limited! Please note there are only 30 spots avaiable for the dinner, after the initial 30 slots are filled you will be put on a waitlist and notified if a spot becomes available.
This dinner will be co-sponsored by NYU's Medical School
The Faculty speaking at the March 11th dinner will be:
Dr. Sophie M. Balzora, NYU Medical School: Dr. Balzora earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton, and her MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine. She then completed residency training at Columbia University Medical Center, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at NYU.Dr. Balzora has a special clinical interest in colorectal cancer and prevention, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome, and minority and women's health. As a physician-educator, her clinical research interest is in enhancing doctor-patient communication, cultural competency, and shared decision-making. She is an active member of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and American College of Gastroenterology. As a member of the NYU faculty, she routinely lectures to medical students, residents, and fellows at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Balzora is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She is proficient in French and conversational in Haitian Creole.
Dr. Edward Fergus, Steinhardt: Eddie Fergus is a practitioner and researcher. His work explores the effects of educational policy and practice as it intersects the lives of populations living in vulnerable conditions. More specifically his work is on the educational outcomes of boys of color and disproportionality in special education and suspensions. This work involves examining the ways in which leaders can develop schools as protective environments for vulnerable populations. Since 2004, Fergus has been the Principal Investigator of a multi-million dollar state contract with the New York State Department of Education on disproportionality. Fergus is a former social studies teacher, and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from Beloit College and a Doctorate in Education Policy and Social Foundations from University of Michigan in 2002.