Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine

Presented on: September 15th at 12:00 PM EDT



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Camille Clare '92 will discuss challenges and facilitators to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in academic medical centers and healthcare systems.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define and distinguish between diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Describe challenges and facilitators to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in academic medical centers and health care systems
  • Describe key features for success in how medical schools and academic health centers are organized to sustain diversity, equity and inclusion
    About our speaker

Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOG is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Clare was recently appointed chair and professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of SUNY-Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine and School of Public Health, a role she began in January 2021. She received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University at Buffalo. She obtained a Master of Public Health in health policy and management at New York Medical College.

Clare previously served as associate dean of diversity and inclusion at New York Medical College and attending physician at New York City Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. She received teaching awards from the New York Medical College Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for medical student and resident teaching, consecutively for the past seven years. In 2012, received the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2018, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Iota Chapter, New York Medical College as a faculty member.

Clare is an active member of the National Medical Association (NMA) and has served in leadership roles on the local, regional and national levels. Currently, she is the NMA Region 1 trustee and secretary of the NMA board. She is also chair-elect of the NMA Obstetrics and Gynecology Section. Clare received the NMA Scroll of Merit in 2016, the association's highest honor. She also received the Region 1 Service award in 2012 and the NMA Obstetrics and Gynecology Section Award for Best Practices in Breastfeeding in 2017. She is an active member of the NMA Obstetrics and Gynecology Section Breastfeeding Alliance, advocating for the elimination of disparities in breastfeeding in African American women. Clare has also been an active member of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), serving in leadership roles on the section, district and national levels, and on national committees. She is the ACOG District 2 Chair.