Highlights of the inaugural ceremonies of the Dept. of Psychiatry's Center for Diversity
In ceremonies marked by hospital as well as non-Mass. General attendees, the Department of Psychiatry’s Diversity Committee was recently transformed into the new Center for Diversity.
Over the last 15 years, the Department’s diversity initiatives have been spearheaded by the diversity committee which has been a model for others within the hospital and community. The focus of the new Center will expand on the previous mission of the committee and include intercultural education, mental health disparities research, and collaborations throughout the hospital and community.
Guest speaker Lubna S. Olayan addresses the participants at the Inaugural Program.
Cathy E. Minehan (center), chair of the Mass. General Board of Trustees, talks with other attendees at the inaugural reception.
Marking the transition to the new Center for Diversity were Mass General and Psychiatry Dept. officials including (from left) Dr. Albert Yeung, Dr. Ranna Parekh, Dr. David Torchiana, guest speaker Lubna Olayan, Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum, Dr. Estee Sharon, and Cathy E. Minehan,chair of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Margarita Alegria of Harvard Medical School exchanges ideas with Center Director Dr. Ranna Parekh at the reception following the inaugural ceremonies.
More scenes from the May 2012 inaugural