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Oct 13, 2016

CEPC Director Dr. Nwando Olayiwola, is recipient of the 2016 UCSF Chancellor Diversity Award for Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership in the faculty category. The MLK, Jr. Leadership Award recognizes exceptional leadership beyond the scope of an individual's job, area of research, or student training in furthering the goal of achieving greater ethnic diversity at UCSF.  Congratulations to Dr. Olayiwola!


May 19, 2016

A powerful, must-read essay written by Dr. Olayiwola, published in Annals of Family Medicine Journal.

Medicine has historically been a field where the provider of the service (physician, nurse) has a significant amount of power as compared with the recipient of the service (the patient). For the most part, this power is relatively consistent, and the power dynamic is rarely disrupted. In this essay, I share a personal experience
in which a racist rant by a patient seemingly reverses the power dynamic.  Read the full essay here.

Apr 25, 2016
Melissa Crisp-Cooper in yoga class

Drs. Clarissa Kripke and Kevin Grumbach are featured in  this video series focused on improving health care access for people with disabilities. These brief videos, produced by the Special Hope Foundation, address supported decision-making and cultural sensitivity in the health care setting.  Click here to view the videos.