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Structural Racism, Academic Psychiatry and Lifelong Learning – The Path Forward for American Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Presenter Details
Altha J. Stewart, MD
Altha J. Stewart, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement, Associate Professor in Psychiatry
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Prior to joining the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Stewart served as executive director of Memphis’ federally funded System of Care program for children with serious emotional disorders and their families. She is the former executive director of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency and served as deputy commissioner and interim commissioner of the New York City Department of Mental Health. In 2017, Dr. Stewart was elected the 145th president of the American Psychiatric Association, the first african american ever elected to this position in the 175-year history of the organization. She is past president of the Black Psychiatrists of America, the Association of Women Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Foundation. She has received numerous honors including honorary degrees, visiting professorships and an honorary membership in the South African Society of Psychiatrists.

Learning Objectives
  1. Review the history of psychiatry in the U.S. and understand how structural racism has created today’s mental health disparities and its impact on mental health care delivery systems.
  2. Acknowledge and be sensitive to the needs of the increasingly diverse workforce and be trained to assist with the challenging personal and professional issues that arise in psychiatric service delivery systems.
  3. Educate psychiatric education leaders about how training programs can incorporate specific, culturally relevant, appropriate and responsive practices into the training environment throughout the entire training experience (medical school, residency/fellowship, supervision and lifelong learning experiences).
CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Psychiatry
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