Dec. 1st 2023 Workshop (12 pm – 2 pm)

Looking After Our Health and Wellbeing: Organ Health,  Regenerative Medicine and Black Communities.

A webinar hosted by the Caribbean African Regenerative Medicine project
Friday, December 1st 2023  (12p.m. – 2p.m.)

Welcome and Introductions – Carl E James, PhD Dr. James is the former Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education where he is Professor, and Senior Advisor on Equity and Representation in the Office of the Vice President of Equity, People and Culture, York University. His research examines the education, employment and health of racialized Canadians – noting the ways in which societal and institutional structures mediate their lived realities. With attention to equity, he studies the ways in which race and its intersection with gender, class, citizenship and other identify constructs – mediated by accessible and equitable opportunities – account for the lived experiences of Black Canadians.

Dr. Carl Everton James

Repair & Regenerate: The Future of Medicine – Mowa Ayibiowu

Mowa Ayibiowu is a fourth-year medical student at the University College Dublin. She is passionate about advocating for African, Black and Caribbean patients and does so through clinical research and clinical practice. Her clinical research experience began at the Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids) where she spent time investigating the biopsychosocial impact of pediatric transplants on patients and their families. She now works as a research student at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, as part of the Kidney Health Education and Research Group, taking part in research relating to nephrology and post-transplant quality of life. 

Mowa Ayibiowu

Kidneys & Care: Addressing Inequities in Kidney Health for Black Communities – Denzel Lodge

Denzel is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto (HBSc) from the life sciences program. He is fiercely committed to exploring the social determinants of health as they relate to health inequities. He has worked with Dr Mucsi’s, Kidney Health Education and Research Group (KHERG), as the co-lead of the Kidney Health Education for African, Caribbean and Black (KHE-ACB) project along with his work on CARM and other projects relating to patient quality of life. In alignment with CARM’s goals, Denzel strongly believes that we, as researchers, must not preach to black or other marginalized communities. He affirms the need to ensure that these communities are given equitable power in decisions moving forward regarding their healthcare. 

Denzel Lodge

Stem Cell Donation and the Black Community: Challenges and Promises? – Dorothy Vernon-Brown

Dorothy Vernon-Brown

Q & A Session – by Dr. Jacqui Getfield

Jacqui Getfield, PhD