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DEI Events

To advance and promote our commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus community, MCPHS students, faculty, and staff invest in a wide range of programming and initiatives. From speakers and workshops to trainings and panels, there are numerous ways to be part of the activities and the transformation around diversity and inclusion on campus. Creating a truly diverse and inclusive organization is everyone’s responsibility. Become part of the conversation with us.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Seminar hosted by MCPHS PA Studies – Boston

Students, Faculty, and Staff affiliated with MCPHS clinical programs are invited to attend a DEI Graduate Seminar, focusing on Patient and Provider Perspectives on Healthcare Delivery for Diverse Communities.

September 29, 2022
1:00 – 2:50 p.m. | Stoklosa Hall | MCPHS Boston campus

Panel discussion on patients' perspective.

September 30, 2022
9:15 a.m. –2:30 p.m. | White Hall | MCPHS Boston campus

The film "The Color of Care" will be screened from 9:15 – 10:45 a.m., followed by discussion, and a later panel discussion on healthcare providers' perspective.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Hurwitz .

Faculty & Staff of Color Virtual Coffee Hour

October 7, 2022 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join your colleagues from the COF and the New England Region for Networking and Community. Open to faculty and staff affiliated with COF. Register online.


Past Events

Campus-Wide Reading of On Juneteenth
June 28, 2022

To commemorate the Juneteenth holiday, the Center for Health Humanities, the Library, and the DEI Team co-sponsored a campus-wide reading of Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed's remarkable book On Juneteenth, followed by moderated virtual discussions for faculty, staff, and students.

Cardinal Conversations: Using Digital Health to Improve Health and Reduce Disparities
March 30, 2022

Dr. Megan Ranney, physician and researcher, discussed using digital health to improve health and reduce disparities

Center for Undergraduate Research hosts Greater Boston P-FLAG
Tuesday, March 22

The Center for Undergraduate Research hosted Greater Boston P-FLAG! Representatives from P-FLAG will joined MCPHS for a healthcare experience panel and shared best practices and positive approaches for gender-affirming healthcare.

Women's Leadership Panel
March 22, 2022

Panelists work in the health fields of acupuncture, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy discuss women leadership.

Cardinal Conversations: Mental Health & Wellness in 2022
February 22, 2022

Dr. Nii Addy, a neuroscientist and professor at Yale University, spoke about the importance of mental health and wellness in 2022.

24th Annual Colleges of the Fenway MLK Breakfast
January 28, 2022

Imari Jeffries, Executive Director of King Boston, was the keynote speaker at the celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MCPHS is proud to co-sponsor this annual event.

Veterans Day
November 11, 2021

On Veterans Day, in conjunction with our Diversity Equity and Inclusion Taskforce, the University celebrated the service of all military veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, the University Veterans Education Team (UVET) coordinated several campus-wide and virtual events to recognize our veterans, service members and military families at MCPHS.

Nikole Hannah-Jones
November 1, 2021

Esteemed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discussion examined slavery’s enduring modern legacy and the reframing of the Black American experience. Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice.

Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™
October 13, 2021, and October 26, 2021

More than 430 faculty and staff along with more than 40 senior leaders attended Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™ to develop their understanding of biases and foster a campus climate of inclusion and cultural competence among students, faculty, staff, and other key members of our community.

The Humanities and Ethics of Black Maternal Mortality
October 21, 2021

Using the principles of bioethics and the methodologies of medical humanities, Dr. Keisha Ray explores explanations and solutions to contemporary Black maternal mortality rates.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 11, 2021

MCPHS respectfully acknowledges that the land that we learn, work, live, and commune on is the original N’dakinna (homelands) of Indigenous People who have stewarded it throughout hundreds of generations and are still connected to this land on which we gather.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021
October 2021

The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juneteenth, Then and Now: A Conversation on Being the Change Through Arts and Activism
June 19, 2021

The Colleges of the Fenway hosted a virtual event with three keynote panelists to talk about arts and activism in light of Juneteenth.