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Dialogue on Race and Equity

Utica College's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion facilitates ongoing dialogues to create a better, more equitable, society. These discussions involve members of the Utica College and surrounding community, and experts in their fields sharing experiences, knowledge and a wide array of perspectives.

The School of Health and Professional Educations in Collaboration with the Division Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Student Transitions Presents:

Racism and Discrimination in the Healthcare Industry

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Nche Zama will share via Zoom some of his experiences and then discuss the challenges he's face in a Q&A session with the audience.

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Guest Speaker:

Headshot of Dr Nche Zama in hospital scrubs.

Dr. Nche Zama, MD, PhD

Dr. Nche Zama, MD, PhD is the Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery at Arnot Health in Elmira, NY. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.  He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and his initial residency was at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in general surgery.  He earned a Fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has a “passion for human service” and he is active on several boards, including the Good Shepherd Foundation.



Headshot of Assistant Profesor of Nursing Ellen Smith.

Ellen Smith, PhD, MPH, RN - Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ellen Smith has been teaching with the Utica College Department of Nursing since 2006.  Her research involves student success and community health topics, including the impact of COVID-19 and nursing workforce diversity.



Assistant Professor of Nursing Doreen Rogers outside.

Doreen Rogers, DNS, RN, CNE - Assistant Professor of Nursing

Doreen Rogers has been teaching with the Utica College Department of Nursing since 2018 and Director of the MS Nursing programs since 2019.  Her research involves factors contributing to student success at various levels of nursing education and nurse retention in professional practice.

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