Racism in Medicine: Why and How I Confront It: Lecture by Dr. Vanessa Grubbs

Date / Time

September 17, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The UIC College of Medicine and the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center invite you to the Richard J. Weber Supported Lecture:

“Racism in Medicine: Why and How I Confront It”

with Vanessa Grubbs, MD, MPH
Nephrologist, Internist, and Writer

Dr. Grubbs will discuss how biological ideas of race influence historical and contemporary practices of and approaches to medicine. Her lecture will examine the specific implications for nephrology, and the use of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) for diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes for people experiencing kidney-related problems.

Registration required to receive Zoom link.


Open to all UIC students, staff, and faculty.

CART live captioning will be provided. Please send any questions or additional accommodation requests to wlrc@uic.edu.

UIC Co-sponsors:

  • African American Cultural Center
  • Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology | College of Medicine
  • Department of Medical Education | College of Medicine
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity
  • Urban Health Program
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