Nada Elbuluk, dermatologist and University of Southern California assistant professor of dermatology, will discuss the history of diversity of dermatology and the current national landscape as part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.
Presented by Michigan Medicine’s Department of Dermatology, Elbuluk’s discussion will begin at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23 in the Taubman Center Dermatology conference room.
For her talk, Elbuluk will draw on the work she has done to build diversity and inclusion programs at New York University and at USC.
“I have seen firsthand the positive impact of having a more diverse working environment on both the trainee and attending level and how this can translate into a stronger working environment and improved patient experiences,” Elbuluk said.
Elbuluk also will discuss her role in the American Academy of Dermatology, which supports the mission on mentorship to those in underrepresented communities.
“My goal is to have the audience gain an appreciation for the importance of diversity in medicine and the importance of our provider population being reflective of our patient population,” Elbuluk said.
She previously served as an assistant professor at New York University’s School of Medicine, where she also was the founder and director of the pigmentary disorder clinic and the diversity ambassador for the department.