Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events for 2020-2021 are to-be-determined.

Events put on by the Kennedy-Hopkins Program are open to anyone from the Wake Forest community.

A group of nine women and three men - predominantly African American - stand and pose for a group photo in a hall or lobby

Past Quarterly Meetings

June 26, 2020 – Panel discussion
WFBH Resources Available to Underrepresented Minority Residents and Fellows
 
Panelists

  • Goldie Byrd, PhD, Professor and Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
  • Jerri Irby, MBA, Vice President, People Team
  • Dave McIntosh, PhD, Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
  • Wayne Meredith, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief of Clinical Chairs

March 19, 2020 – Second Anniversary
* Second anniversary lectures were cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19. *

January 29, 2020
Maximizing Mentorship: Strategies to More Effective Personal & Career Development 
Guest speaker: Allison McWilliams, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Mentoring and Alumni Personal and Career Development, Wake Forest University

September 25, 2019 – Panel discussion
Strategies for Success: Avoiding Pitfalls During Residency
Panelists:

  • Brittany Anderson, MD, Anesthesiology
  • Cynthia Emory, MD, MBA, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Jimmy Ruiz, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
  • Rashad Sullivan, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery

June 26, 2019 – Panel discussion
Resources Available to You as a Resident at Wake Forest Baptist
Panelists:

  • Goldie Byrd, PhD, Professor and Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
  • Jerri Irby, MBA, Vice President, People Team
  • Dave McIntosh, PhD, Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
  • Wayne Meredith, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief of Clinical Chairs
  • Mitch Sokolosky, MD, DIO and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.

March 27, 2019 – 1st Anniversary
Building a Strategy for Success: A Necessity for 21st Century Physicians
Speaker: Bonnie Simpson-Mason, MD, Founder and Executive Director, Nth Dimensions. 

January 9, 2019
A Local Perspective on NC Health & Quality of Life Initiatives
Speakers:

  • Maurice ‘Mo’ Green, JD, Executive Director, Z Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Laura Gerald, MD, President, Kate B Reynolds Foundation

December 5, 2018
Health Equity in Context
Speaker: Cornell Wright, MPA, Executive Director, NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

June 27, 2018
The Value of Mentorship
Speaker: Michael Clements, Former director of the Downtown Health Plaza.