Pathology Diversity Events


Pathology Department Cultural Diversity Week:

Our cultural diversity week celebration is being reborn in 2019! Highlighted countries will be Mexico, United Kingdom and Japan. Watch for the packet from the Pathology Diversity Committee with ideas for games, puzzles and all variety of ways to explore the culture and history of each country. Look for food, music and historical events. Potluck lunch is always a big hit!

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» WOW Philippines

Wow Philippines

  • Date: March 20, 2019
  • Time: 12:15 pm
  • Place: Weinberg Auditorium
  • CE Credit Available
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» Aging is un-American!

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Presented by:
Colleen Christmas
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Bayview Geriatric Medicine

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Patz Lecture Hall (Wilmer)
Johns Hopkins Hospital

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» Black History in Baltimore

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  • Presented by: Ava' Roberts, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Date: February 7, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 noon
  • Place: Wilmer Patz Lecture Hall
  • CE Credit Available
  • If you are interested, please RSVP to by February 2, 2018

» Care of the Transgender Patient

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  • Date: June 6, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 noon
  • Place: Wilmer Patz Lecture Hall
  • CE Credit Available
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» Understanding Religious Differences in Patient Centered Health Care

To receive CE credit, you will need to complete the following:

  • Watch the video presentation.
  • Download and complete the JHH Pathology CE form
  • Submit your completed form to your Supervisor/Manager

» Interfaith Diversity in a Hospital Setting

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  • Date: March 15, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Place: Patz Lecture Hall (Wilmer)
  • Light refreshments will be available
  • 1 Pathology CE credit
  • If you are interested, please e-mail

» Diversity Committee visits Morehouse School of Medicine

On January 12, 2017 representatives from the Pathology Diversity Committee visited Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. The visit, led and organized by Dr. Marissa White, was intended to promote the field of Pathology among groups underrepresented in medicine, including underrepresented minorities and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds. Additional members of the committee included Drs. Alisha Gordy, Tricia Murdock, and Lysandra Voltaggio. Drs. White and Gordy offered a short presentation to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year medical students highlighting key aspects of our field and promoting our fully-funded Pathology Rotation for groups underrepresented in medicine. The presentation (as well as the pizza!) was well-received with many follow-up questions and e-mails from interested students.

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

» How to Talk to the Children in your Life About Diversity

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  • Date: April 14, 2016
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Place: Wilmer 107, Patz Lecture Hall
  • Light refreshments will be available
  • 1 Pathology CE credit
  • If you are interested, please e-mail by April 8, 2016.

» Unconscious Bias in the Applicant/Interview Process

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  • Date: January 21, 2016
  • Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Place: Weinberg Conference Room 1130
  • Target Audience: Hiring Managers, Supervisors, Leads
  • Light refreshments will be available
  • 1.5 Pathology CE credits
  • If you are interested, please e-mail or contact a member of the Diversity Committee by January 14, 2016



STINNEY was chosen as one of the 2014 Diversity Innovation Grant winners from Johns Hopkins University. It is a new opera, composed by Peabody voice student Frances Pollock. A conglomeration of classical and gospel musicians from Peabody, Morgan State University, and the Baltimore community will perform in the work, each bringing their own perspectives on music, race, and socioeconomic status to the stage.

Review of STINNEY

Stinney opened by depicting the brutal rape and murder of the two young girls by unknown men, and closes with the murder of George Junious Stinney, Jr. by the state of South Carolina.

But in the end, the opera is simply not about these crimes. Stinney is an opera about the families dealing with excruciatingly difficult circumstances, and is about people who - for the most part - are trying to do the right thing in the face of the unspeakable.

Although Stinney clearly could not have committed the crime with which he was accused, the racism of our justice system led to his quick conviction and execution, for which he was finally exonerated 70 years later. The presentation before the opera began gave a good historical perspective. The parallels can be drawn between the miscarriages of justice embodied in this murder of the youngest person executed in the US in the 20th century and the continued issues with selectively-applied police brutality with which we have been dealing in Baltimore and beyond.

The dramatic music and amazing acting/vocals infused this emotional production with discomfort and hope. In the end, Stinney is suffused with the hope that we might someday live in a society that treats all people as human beings. We have a lot of work to do to get there!

~ Sue Stokes

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  • Date: May 16, 2015
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Place: 2640 Space venue, (Formally St. John's United Methodist Church)
    2640 Saint Paul Street

» Walters Art Museum

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» "Working with an American Sign Language Interpreter"

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"Working with an American Sign Language Interpreter"

  • Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Place: Carnegie 489

- Light refreshments will be available.
- 1 Pathology CE credit
- Please RSVP to by Friday, February 20th, 2015.

» Webcast: Diversity and Inclusion - Granny's Cure for the Common Cold

» Guest Speaker: James Page Jr.

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Presents Guest Speaker: James Page Jr., VP of Diversity and Inclusion for Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Place: Zayed Arcade Meeting Room

- Light refreshments will be available.
- 1 Pathology CE credit
- Please RSVP to by Friday, October 10, 2014.

» Brown Bag lunch featuring: A collection of cultural/religious celebration exchanges - Hear Pathology Employees

  • Diwali (Zil from Transfusion Medicine)
  • The Memorial (Bettie from Immunology & Kim from Path Admin)
  • Alasitas (Daniela from Immunology)
  • Three Kings (Maria from Hemepath)
  • Octavitas (Alex from Core lab)

Thursday February 13th at noon in Carnegie 489. Bring your lunch - cookies and drinks will be provided.

» Mr. Everette Jordan, Department of Defense (October 22, 2013)

» Please join us for a LGBT Presentation

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by Greg Rex, chair of JHH's The Network
On May 29th, 2013 at 2:00-3:00 PM
Weinberg, Room 1130

» Disability as an Aspect of Diversity

Disability as a kind of Diveristy
Wednesday, January 30th 2013 2:30pm-3:30pm
Weinberg 1130
This event is for leads, supervisors and managers.

» 5th annual Cultural Diversity week

Native AmericansThe Pathology Department celebrated its 5th annual Cultural Diversity week on October 21-26, 2012. During this special week, each division engaged in activities that ranged from hosting a luncheon that highlighted food from the staff's ancestral line, creating an ancestry patchwork quilt/poster, and participating in activities that brought awareness to Diversity Awareness Month in general.

The Pathology Diversity Committee, which is comprised of representatives from several pathology divisions, aims to continually heighten cultural awareness for staff development via the promotion of educational opportunities. In the past, the committee voted to highlight countries based on the demographic population of our inherent department. However, a unanimous decision was made this year to focus our attention at home and highlight a culture that is found within the United States of America. It was decided that our attention should be focused on the Native American population for 2012. On October 24, the committee hosted a department-wide "brown bag" luncheon that was centered on the plight of Native Americans in the MD region. Keith Colston, who works for the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs (MCIA), gave the keynote address. He relayed pertinent background history pertaining to Native Americans, as well as, enlightened the audience regarding the Native American fight to simply gain recognition for their contributions within their home state of MD. Mr. Colston delved deeper into many issues that plagued the Native American population in MD such as: common stereotypes, socioeconomic status, unmet medical needs, educational opportunities, employment prospects, tribe recognition, reburial of sacred remains, etc. With the recent support from Governor Martin O'Malley and the MD Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, MCIA has accomplished many of their established initiatives. However, there is still much work to be done to meet the needs of the Native American population in MD!

This event brought out the fact, that everyone should take time to learn more about their own culture. Do you know your family's lineage? Be proactive and learn more about your own heritage! To learn more about your family's history visit:

For more information about how you can become actively involved with the Pathology Diversity Committee, email us at Make sure to utilize your $2 off admission tickets that were raffled off at the diversity event and visit the Maryland Science Center exhibit entitled "Race: Are We So Different" by January 1, 2013.

Kathleen T. T. Lewis
Manager, Central Sterile
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Surgery

Supporting documents and links:

Pictures from the Pathology Diversity event 2012:

AP patchwork quilt

Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of the USA

Celebrating the Cultural Diversity

» Diversity Conference at JHU Homewood Campus

Monday, October 15, 2012
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

This year's conference will include a total of 20 workshops that will cover a wide range of diversity topics in two sessions. Featured speakers are Dr. Ben Vinson and Lizzie Simon.

The event will open with registration check-in at 7:00 a.m., and will officially begin with a plenary session at 8:30 a.m. in Shriver Hall, followed by various workshops. The event will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Registration is available online until Friday, September 28, 2012 at

We hope that you will take this opportunity to join other members of the Johns Hopkins Institutions by attending this conference. Your presence will make a difference.

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Did you know there are at least 54 countries represented by the employees in Pathology? From the Bahamas to Zimbabwe, the list is diverse!

Olympics 2012 - presentation on the Olympics and the diversity found at the games by James Abrams

International Brown Bag Lunch Presentation - July 17, 2011

The Diversity Committee held a brown bag lunch to present to following presentations: Making an Impact in Uganda and Challenges and Rewards of working in Saudi Arabia.

» LANGUAGE AND CULTURE APPRECIATION - Filipino Culture and Diversity - April 30, 2010


Johns Hopkins Pathology celebrated Diversity Awareness Week from October 19-24, 2009.
This year we celebrated cultural diversity with spotlights on 3 countries (Zimbabwe, Russia, and China).
Kicking off the week with "The International Laboratory Experience" a presentation by the pSMILE project team on Monday October 19th


Johns Hopkins Pathology celebrated Diversity Awareness Week from October 20-24, 2008. As part of the celebration, we distributed globe key chains to commemorate this event. We also provided a disposable camera to capture the activities that we incorporate into our work week that honors this celebration.

Here's the presentation used that week.

Members of the diversity committee preparing for Diversity Week 2008.

» Peacock in the Land of Penguins

Leandra Soto and Debbie Aird
From left to right: Leandra Soto and Debbie Aird

Objectives of the session:

  • To build and awareness of differences and similarities between groups as well as individuals
  • To find common ground as well as enriching differences of style, perception and perspectives
  • To enhance appreciation for people who are "different" and help them work comfortably with a variety of individuals

Matierials may be downloaded here: Peacock Perry and Presentation Slides.

» The Millennials are Coming

Matierials may be downloaded here: The Millennials are Coming

» CCDI - Campus Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion

Sessions available monthly for JHU faculty & staff.
4 sessions were held for exclusively for Pathology in 2009.

Objectives of the session:

  • Why diversity contributes to excellence at Johns Hopkins
  • Explain why you perceive the world the way that you do based on the Perceptual Identity model
  • Explain the impact of the unconscious on perceptions of diversity
  • Create a specific action plan on what you will do to contribute to a positive, civil, and respectful work and learning environment at Johns Hopkins.


Campus Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion Workshop.  Leslie Mason and Doris Pendergrass lead the session. Did you know? segment  prepared the participants by presenting some fast facts/statistical information on the growth and diversity of communication. Leslie Mason leads participants in a group activity.