Brigham Honors Black History Month

Observed each February, Black History Month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to the nation’s history. In partnership with the Brigham’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Brigham chapter of the Association of Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP), this month the hospital’s digital signage will feature several slides highlighting African Americans’ contributions to science and medicine, locally and nationally.

Poussaint Visiting Lectureship, Feb. 25

Harvard Medical School’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership will host the 2019–2020 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, Visiting Lectureship, featuring HMS alumnus and innovator Charles Bridges, MD, ScD, who will present “Blacks in Science, Engineering and Medicine: An Imperative to Accelerate Achievement and Optimize Opportunity.” Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3–4 p.m., at HMS’ Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck St. Reception to follow. RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 20, at surveymonkey.com/r/AFPlecture2020.

Research Lab Safety and Compliance Fair, Feb. 27

Hosted by the Brigham Research Institute, the annual Research Lab Safety and Compliance Fair features representatives from more than 15 departments who are available to answer questions and share updates on their latest initiatives. Each lab is required to send at least one member to the fair. Thursday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.–noon, Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, first-floor café atrium. Learn more.

BEI Hosts Pet Therapy Day, Feb. 27

The Brigham Education Institute (BEI) invites faculty, staff and trainees to enjoy a visit with Brigham Buddies’ therapy dogs. Pet therapy allows individuals or groups to interact with a certified, trained and gentle animal for the purposes of comfort, relaxation and socialization. During a visit, attendees are invited to pet, cuddle, sit beside or talk to the therapy animal. Thursday, Feb. 27, 10–11 a.m., BEI Knowledge Center.

 

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