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1 Introduction
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... In 2017, the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) and the Cobb Institute organized a national workshop that resulted in publication of An American Crisis (NASEM, 2018)
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... The goals of the Roundtable are to: • Compile and discuss quantitative and qualitative data relevant to the representation and experiences of Black men and Black women in science, engineering, and medicine;  • Convene a broad array of stakeholders representing higher educa tion, industry, health care, government, private foundations, and professional societies;  • Highlight promising practices for increasing the representation, retention, and inclusiveness of Black men and Black women in science, engineering, and medicine; and  • Advance discussions that can lead to increasing systemic change.  The Roundtable focused its first public workshop on the role of racism and bias in the participation of Black men and Black women in science, engineering, and medicine (see Box 1-1 for the workshop Statement of Task)
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... As the Roundtable continues to explore these topics in the future, it will focus on identifying and bringing forward experts and data sources that shed additional light on the Black men and Black women in science and engineering, as well as medicine. OPENING REMARKS Welcome and Background from the Roundtable Chair Roundtable chair Cato T
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... Remarks from the President of the National Academy of Medicine Victor Dzau, M.D., president of the National Academy of Medicine, welcomed participants and placed the workshop in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. He said the disproportionate impact of the disease on majority Black versus majority white counties is partly explained by differences in underlying health conditions and access to care.
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... He expressed hope that the group can "pull a community and society to a better place to demonstrate the real positive outcomes by bringing people together." The co-chairs of the Racism and Bias Action Group also spoke briefly at the start of the workshop to place the agenda in the current context. Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., 2019-2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, stated: The same things we are considering today in terms of racism and bias on Black people pursuing careers in science, engineer ing, and medicine are the same things that are causing more Black people to die from COVID-19.
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... Washington summarizes relevant medical and public health history in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 highlights Richard Rothstein's summary of federal legislation that segregated housing and education, rebutting the idea that residential segregation occurred in a de facto fashion.

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