Bystander or Advocate for Equity and Inclusion—Who Do You Choose to Be?

Diane Magrane, M.D., former associate dean for medical education at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, served as keynote speaker for the College’s Celebration of Gender Equity in Medicine and Science on March 4, 2021. Magrane, who is immediate past director of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) and former Association of American Medical Colleges associate vice president for faculty development and leadership, delivered a keynote address, titled “Bystander or Advocate? Who Do You Choose to Be?” The following blog post is adapted from her talk.

#StopAsianHate: Addressing Recent Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

APAMSAWritten by Erik Zhang, Linda Cui, Lily Deng, Ying Loo, Natalie Qin 

This year, February 12th marked the start of Lunar New Year. It is a time meant for reuniting with family, honoring our ancestors, and ushering in luck and prosperity. Traditionally a time of festivities and hope for the new year, this year’s celebrations were marred not only by the challenges of COVID-19, but also by a string of violence against the Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) community. Read more