Twice As Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians

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Join the Hopkins Health Equity Discussion Group virtually on Monday, February 6th at 6:00 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, our second February session will feature Jasmine Brown, Senior Medical Student at The University of Pennsylvania and author of "Twice As Hard, The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century."

Mission: The Johns Hopkins Health Equity Group is a solutions-driven group that works to create healthier communities through advocacy, policy review and reform, and community empowerment to create more equitable health outcomes in underserved communities.
Vision: Our collective efforts empower underserved communities through education and provide resources to create equity in health and wellbeing. We are committed to addressing social determinants of health through:
o   Health advocacy;
o   Community engagement and empowerment;
o   Policy review and reform; and
o   Achieving equitable health outcomes.

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The Hopkins Health Equity Group meets at noon on the first Thursday of each month. We look forward to you joining the conversation!

ABOUT Jasmine Brown
Senior Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania

Jasmine Brown began writing TWICE AS HARD when she was twenty-two. A 2018 recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, she used her time at the University of Oxford to complete the in-depth research and oral histories synthesized in this book. In the spring of 2020, she graduated from Oxford with Merit, earning an M.Phil. in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. That fall, she began medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Brown leverages her connection to her topic to create a work that is both immensely well-researched and personal. 

Brown has been involved in advocacy work for many years. While in college, at Washington University in St. Louis, she founded the Minority Association of Rising Scientists and served as its president, working to provide minority students with resources to get involved in research as well as a community to support them along the way. It was her childhood dream to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine. Through her debut book and outreach efforts, she plans to do just that.

 Event Date
Monday, February 6, 2023
Start Time: 6:00pm EST
End Time: 7:00pm EST

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