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Visiting Professorship

December 11-12, 2003 - Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., MSCR

Giselle Corbie-Smith
Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSCR, Assistant Professor of Social Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the second Visiting Professor for the Department of Medicine Diversity Council. Dr. Corbie-Smith believes that race is a major factor in influencing health care delivery and access to care. Her interest in minority health issues began early in her academic career as a medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and it grew as she completed an internal medicine residency at Yale. She also completed her Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory University. We look forward to Dr. Corbie-Smith's upcoming visit.

Quotable Quotes:

Residents / Fellows:
"Really appreciated the presonal conversation - for Corbie-Smith telling/ sharing her own story - challenges and development over time."
"An important and much needed wake-up for us as physicians to be culturally competent, which can be the most important "problem" in our "list" of issues when dealing with patients."

"Eye Opening!"

"This is a trmendously effective way of bringing attention to this critically important issue."
"Excellent speaker. Enjoyed her comments tremendously. We need more of this!!"
"I thought the minority scholars program that Dr. Corbie-Smith presented is an excellent example of how an institution demonstrates its commitment to diversity by providing resources to enhance the likelihood of success for its ethnic minority faculty."

Grand Rounds:
"Dr. Corbie-Smith was an excellent speaker with important information and ideas to offer."
"Excellent topic; excellent speaker."
"Today's lecture did encourage me to "talk up" my patients participation in all forms of medical research and gave me a clearer understanding of how much patients of all types distrust doctors."