January 12, 2007
Multicultural Affairs Office establishes interdepartmental advisory board
The MGH Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO) works with virtually all departments of the hospital and Harvard Medical School (HMS) to develop culturally competent clinicians and promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of the careers of under-represented minority medical students, clinicians and researchers. The office's goal is to enhance the quality of care, teaching and research at the MGH. To further their mission, the MAO has established an interdepartmental advisory board to provide advice and develop strategies for the office.
Comprised of MGH and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
(MGPO) leadership, an MGH trustee, an HMS dean and several minority physician
leaders, the MAO advisory board is the first of its kind at a hospital
in the United States. "This new advisory board is an innovative concept
and coincides with the office's structural transformation into a full-service
operation that collaborates across the board with all hospital departments,
Harvard Medical School and the local community," says Elena Olson,
executive director of the MAO.
From left, Williams, Allison Rimm, vice president for Strategic Planning and Information Management, Olson and Slavin
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