Forums Discuss Diversity and Women’s Career Issues of Today

Richard H. Carmona

Diversity within the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine will come into focus at the annual Diversity Forum from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. today in the Crystal Ballroom (3rd floor) Embassy Suites Hotel. The forum, which allows attendees to interact over lunch, will feature guest speaker Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States; Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch; President, Canyon Ranch Institute; and Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, who will address issues related to diversity followed by a question-and-answer session. This year’s Minority Trainee Diversity Scholarships (MTDS) also will be presented to 20 deserving individuals during the forum, and the recipients’ abstracts will be posted for attendees to review.

Judith Albino

Then from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday, the annual Women’s Forum in the Crystal Ballroom (3rd floor) Embassy Suites Hotel will likewise allow attendees to interact while recognizing achievements and supporting the activities of women in the field. Guest speaker Judith Albino, PhD, president emerita, and professor and associate dean for strategic planning and development at the School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, will cover topics relevant to female medical professionals. Dr. Albino also is principal investigator and director of the Center for Native Oral Health Research, the only NIH-funded center for research in oral health disparities focused on the American Indian/Alaska Native population. The 2015 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award will be presented to ATS member Cynthia S. Rand, PhD, a renowned researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who holds a joint appointment in behavioral sciences and psychiatry.

Lunch will be served during both forums, which are presented by the ATS Membership Committee and hosted by Yolanda Mageto, MD, MPH, membership committee chair. Registration is required, but tickets will not be issued. Only conference badges are required for admission, and seating is first-come, first-served.