The Mass General Department of Radiology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is committed to addressing disparities and enhancing equity in local communities. We have created radiology specific initiatives to ensure we do everything possible to address COVID-19 with community health as our foundation. We strive to continuously meet the needs of our diverse and multilingual populations while addressing critical social needs of our communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MGH/BWH Radiology Diversity Week is in collaboration with
Mass General Brigham

and sponsored in part by
The New England Roentgen Ray Society (NERRS)

Daniel Chonde, MD, PhD,
Course Director

Target Audience:

The target audience for this activity is Radiologists, other medical staff and trainees.

 Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Discuss current topics of interest in racial and gender diversity as it relates to radiology and medicine
  2. Inform staff of departmental and institutional resources that can help improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  3. Review new societal recommendations regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion
  4. Highlight the accomplishments of hospital staff working in the DE&I space.

Accreditation Statement:

Physician

Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing

This program meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for 7.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

Technologists

“Activity Approved by ASRT.”
This program meets the requirements of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and each presentation is approve for 1 Category A CE credit.

Monday Oct 5th 2020

12:00-12:05 pm

Opening Remarks

Jim Brink, MD

12:05-1:05 pm

Improving the Imaging Experience for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients

Justin Stowell, MD

Tuesday Oct 6th 2020

12:00-1:00 pm

Microaggressions in Medicine

Philomena Asante, MD, MPH

4:00-5:00 pm

Strengthening Collaboration with Diasporas in Humanitarian Response

Harold Roy, MHA

Wednesday Oct 7th 2020

12:00-1:00 pm

Engaging Diverse Patient Populations

Jonathan Jackson, PhD

Thursday Oct 8th 2020

12:00-1:00 pm

Combating Discrimination: A Review of the APDR DEI Curriculum

Nolan Kagetsu, MD, FACR

4:00-5:00 pm

*Women In Science (WiS) Fall Seminar

Jessica Esquivel, PhD

7:00-9:00 pm

*Diversity Student/*Trainee Mixer

Friday Oct 9th 2020

12:00-1:00 pm

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: The Vanderbilt Experience

Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR

*Not eligible for CME credit

James A. Brink, MD

James Brink is Radiologist-in-Chief at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University and an MD at Indiana University before completing his residency and fellowship at MGH in 1990. He joined the faculty at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor prior to joining the faculty at Yale University in 1997. Dr. Brink served as Chair of the Yale Department of Diagnostic Radiology from 2006 to 2013 prior to returning to MGH as Radiologist-in-Chief. Dr. Brink is Fellow of the Society for Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance, Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Past-President of the American Roentgen Ray Society, and Past-President of the American College of Radiology. For the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Dr. Brink serves as Vice-Chair of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board. For the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology, Dr. Brink serves as President-Elect. Dr. Brink is a recipient of the American Roentgen Ray Society’s Gold Medal and an honorary member of the European Society of Radiology, the Japanese Radiological Society, the Italian Society of Medical Radiology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the International Organization for Medical Physics. In 2019, Dr. Brink was awarded ‘Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer’ from Purdue University, and in 2020, he was elected ‘Distinguished Emeritus Member’ by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. Dr. Brink has broad experience in medical imaging, including the utilization and management of imaging resources, with specific interest and expertise in issues related to the monitoring and control of medical radiation exposure.

Justin Stowell, MD

As a fellowship-trained thoracic radiologist, Justin T. Stowell, M.D., specializes in interpretation of radiographs, CT, and MRI of the full spectrum of pulmonary and cardiac diseases. His clinical and academic interests include lung cancer screening and developmental disorders of the lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Dr. Stowell also prioritizes the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.

Stowell also serves as an advocate for healthcare needs of transgender persons, particularly within the field of radiology. His research focuses on imaging considerations after gender affirming hormonal and surgical therapies, which he has presented nationally and internationally. He has been appointed by the American College of Radiology to lead a national work group on gender diversity.

Philomena Asante, MD, MPH

Dr. Philomena Asante Is a pediatrician, public health leader, and school/college health expert passionate issues related to diversity, inclusion and health equity and about creating a diverse healthcare leadership workforce. She leads Diva Docs Boston, an organization that creates networking, leadership and sponsorship opportunities for Black Women Physicians working in Greater Boston. Dr. Asante received her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, her Medical degree from the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine, and her Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships in General Academic Pediatrics and Health Services Research at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and is currently pursuing her MBA in Boston. Dr. Asante has worked as a pediatrician in a variety of primary care, urgent care, academic/research and hospitalist settings. In recent years her career path has focused on the intersection of health and education: From 2014-2018, Dr. Asante served as the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health at the Boston Public Health Commission where she managed a program that operated 7 School Based Health Centers in Boston Public High Schools in collaboration with Boston Medical Center. She is currently the Medical Director at Northeastern University Health and Counseling Services, which provides clinical and mental health services to Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students. She is a member of both the Diversity Committee and the Women’s Physician Section Governance Council the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Deputy Chair of the Alumni Engagement Committee at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Harold Roy, MHA

Harold currently works as a Special State Police Officer with the Mass General Brigham Police & Security Department. He is one of the departments lead instructors for First Responder, Management of Aggressive Behavior, handcuffing and OC Spray training. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of EPECARE Inc. which is a Boston- based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower those that live in resource limited communities to save lives during disasters.

Harold was visiting family in Haiti when the catastrophic earthquake occurred in 2010. This unfortunate experience is what sparked his newfound passion in working to help rebuild the country. Through Mass General, he was awarded the Thomas F. Durant Fellowship in Refugee Medicine, which allowed him to return to Haiti in 2011. During his time in Haiti, Harold worked as a Security Advisor for the American Refugee Committee in 2011, and as a Security Consultant for Partners in Health at Mirebalais University Hospital in 2012.

Harold, a first-generation Haitian American, graduated from Plymouth State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an associate degree in French. He obtained his MHA from Cambridge College in 2010.

Jonathan Jackson, PhD

Jonathan Jackson, PhD, is the director of the Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. CARE investigates the impact of diversity and inclusion on the quality of human subjects research and leverages deep community entrenchment to build trust and overcome barriers to clinical trial participation. His research focuses on midlife and late-life health disparities in clinical settings that affect underserved populations. Dr. Jackson also works as a cognitive neuroscientist, investigating the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in the absence of overt memory problems. He has become a well-known representative to underserved communities and dozens of affiliated organizations, particularly regarding participation in clinical research. Dr. Jackson serves on the leadership team of several organizations focused on community health, and has written guidance for local, statewide, and national groups on research access, engagement, and recruitment.

Nolan Kagetsu, MD, FACR

Nolan studied chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of his first hospital experiences was as a volunteer at MGH. After graduating from Albany Medical College, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Mount Sinai West and a fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at NYU. He currently is a diagnostic neuroradiologist and ombuds for the Mount SInai Health System in New York CIty. He lives in Manhattan.

He was a Diagnostic Radiology residency program director for 16 years and is the founding co-chair of the APDR Diversity Committee. He serves on the American College of Radiology Committee for Diversity and inclusion and has written about unconscious bias and microaggression. He serves on the Advisory Committee to the ACGME Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

While Nolan was born in Canada, he self identifies as sansei, since his grandparents immigrated from Japan to Canada.

You can follow him on Twitter @nkagetsu

Jessica Esquivel, PhD

Dr. Jessica Esquivel is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory working on the Muon g-2 Experiment which is tasked with observing physics beyond the standard model. She is one of ~100 Black women with a PhD in physics in the country and the 2nd Black woman to graduate with a PhD in physics from Syracuse University and has experience navigating spaces where she is “the first” or “the only”. Her graduate research focused on studying ghostly particles called neutrinos interacting in the MicroBooNE Experiment using innovative machine learning techniques like those used in facial recognition software. She received her bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.

She identifies as a Black, afrolatinX, Woman. Dr. Esquivel is an advocate for increasing diversity in physics and focuses on the intersections of race, gender and sexuality in her outreach efforts. She has been recognized by The Fermilab Friends for Science Education Organization for the exceptional contributions she’s made to Fermilab’s K-12 education and outreach programs, was featured in Adler Planetarium’s Chicago Black Women in STEAM series, interviewed by Lean In: Women of Color for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day discussing the gender wage gap for black women, and interviewed by Casual Space’s Beth Mund discussing neutrinos, what makes a scientist, and finding inspiration in weird places.

Her most recent accomplishments include organizing the participation and sponsorship of Fermilab at Wakandacon, a 3-day afro-futuristic convention that strives to create a safe space for the black community to explore their interests from comic culture to STEM (https://news.fnal.gov/2019/08/fermilab-promotes-science-and-diversity-at-wakandacon-in-chicago, https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/channeling-shuri-as-a-physicist-at-wakandacon), and being named The American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences IF/THEN Ambassador, a program that looks to inspire middle school girls to become the next generation of STEM pioneers.

Dr. Esquivel is a Texas transplant living in Illinois with her wife and two furry rescue animals (Treadaway and Daisy Dukes Esquivel). In her downtime, you can find her cosplaying, DIYing, or watching HGTV for project inspirations.

To learn more about Dr. Esquivel, please visit her website at https://JessicaEsquivelPhD.com or connect with her on social media @DrEsquivelPHD on LinkedIn/Twitter/Instagram.

Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR

Marques Levar Bradshaw, MD, MSCR, graduated from Morehouse College, earned his medical degree from Duke University and his masters of science and clinical research from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Bradshaw completed residency in Nuclear Medicine at Vanderbilt University and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. At MUSC he served as the radiology department’s diversity liaison and was the Associate Dean for Resident Inclusion for the medical center. He practiced for seven years prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty as Associate Professor in 2017, and he currently serves as the Vice Chair of Diversity Affairs in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.


Dan Chonde, MD, PhD (Course Director)

Dan Chonde, MD, PhD graduated from MIT with his SB in physics, subsequently pursuing a PhD in Biophysics through The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with a joint degree from MIT in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics. Following his PhD he attended Harvard Medical School. He did his intern year at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and is a current resident in the MGH Radiology Department. He current serves as the co-chair for the MGH Radiology DEI Education Committee and as the Diversity Strategist for the MESH incubator.


Physician Credits:

You can register your mobile number by going to the website:   https://cpd.partners.org/content/mghbwh-diversity-week

To mark your attendance, please text code VAVTEQ to 857-214-2277.  You will be marked attended.  After the conference, you will need to log in to the session to complete the evaluation and claim your credit.  The deadline to text attendance is 2 weeks (text will close on October 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm).

After texting code,  you will need to complete the on-line evaluation.  The CME evaluations will only remain open for two weeks after a session takes place.  After this two-week period, evaluations will not be re-opened for completion.

If you have any questions regarding the website and/or the evaluations, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at partnerscpd@partners.org.


Technologist & Nursing Credits:

Technologists & Nurses must register prior broadcasts & complete on-line evaluation after each lecture (below).  A certification will be e-mailed within 30 days.


Accreditation Statements:

Physician

Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing

This program meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for 7.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

Technologists

“Activity Approved by ASRT.”
This program meets the requirements of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and each presentation is approve for 1 Category A CE credit.