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OMG. How amazing! Turn jumbled thoughts on #AI & #FutureofWork into vision, articulate, recruit superstar team, pitch to @MITvsCOVID19 & get included, hundreds sign up + #blackexcellence on systems thinking @MIT @MITSloan #Hack4theFuture #COVID19

mitsloan.mit.edu/press/mit-sloa…
Mea culpa: Rulebreaker/boundary-defier of the cookie-cutter #marketing best practices (yet am a top 1% influencer status for #healthcare so 🤷‍♀️) yes, I admit we have a range of logos within a color family. If you are bothered, I invite you accept a diversity of colors ;-)
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Much of this is familiar: "This made me that Black, gay resident once again. The same attending ..called me by the wrong name.. confusing me for the only other Black resident in our program,,When I approached him about it privately, he 'didn’t want to speak about this.'"
I have never been in a setting where my name was correctly used without my being interchangeable with another BIPOC. Every single workplace, I am not me. My name is not mine. My identity is not mine. It is whatever others need from me that moment for their work/metrics.
What #Blackexcellence experiences on top of what all BIPOC experience, of being an object, token, dehumanized, is the long history of legal dehumanization through slavery that remains embedded today in institutions and cultures. That's why #BLM has to be said specifically.
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Okay.this is stress induced. I just committed to moving..mid-semester, am sleeping 3-4 hours a night, leading a major event, in an accelerated grad school program, and amid a tense election. I do have intermittent pain, but my migraines have not been this bad for a while.
The last time I felt this way was 2018 when daily the @AmerAcadPeds was sending advocacy emails with images that I found personally triggering from my own past experiences, then this was in the news wbur.org/news/2020/01/0… about Boston Public Schools reporting students to ICE.
Meanwhile at work was dealing with weird comments made about minority patients, errors in the medical record w/ staff gaslighting minority patients, & my being seen as the same as the non-white clinician in our small group of less than 10. Now, this week: linkedin.com/posts/usnehal_…
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@sinanaral on false news

#tweetiatrician peeps, @AmerAcadPeds, @AmerMedicalAssn and @PublicHealth @DrTomFrieden @DrPaulOffit @SaadOmer3 @ASlavitt this is a must watch and Prof Aral’s work is so critical.

People>bots are source of misinformation spread

Must watch @TEDTalks by @sinanaral of @MIT & @MITSloan

Fake news spreads as it invokes surprise & disgust. It is also tied to novelty.

Being negative & relying on creating anger & disgust “wins” over positivity. *sigh*

@AmerAcadPeds #tweetiatrician

I’ve long had a concern over the doctors & #Scicomm who “review” “fake news” out there. Yes content may generate anger & disgust among pro-science followers but how often do you boost the stats of the original fake content?

Have also seen sharing of false info about #STEM peers
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Hmm..so have to say, the most misogyny I have encountered is on #MedTwitter mostly from anon account doctors or anti-vaxx.

& tho I repost "The Female Lead" I have rare to no trolls or harassers. I have found @LinkedIn pretty female-friendly, in fact. Rarely get a weird message
My first run in was an all male group of doctors discussing IVF and ridiculing acupuncture as not evidence based but they had fragility to any aspect of IVF itself at all questioned or perceiving even tolerance of acupuncture as "quackery"
My point then was more a people in glass houses should not throw stones. There is a difference between clinical trials existing and #EBM as I know from having been on the payer side where business-minded clinicians' narrative advances ahead of science: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
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Woah..that was freaky but familiar. Was lying down & decided to get up to take pain meds for #endometriosis and #fibroids and it felt as painful to get up as the day after surgery. In kitchen, sweating, lightheaded. Quickly squatted to avoid passing out holding onto fridge door
..which swung open..but I did not fall. Then once head feeling better, stood up long enough to take meds...then walked, wobbly and lightheaded to chair. I can't quite feel my palms but that will come back. This probably gets to be called 10/10 pain..but maybe really an 8/10
Great..and a migraine too..scotoma.. taking a migraine med and lying down. Man, when it rains it pours.

Mother Nature is such a misogynist.

SO glad I did not decide to rent a car and try to go Finger Lakes this weekend to see peak foliage.
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On "called in" versus "called out": in fact, a true ally can tolerate being "called out" to model #learning #mindset/#growthmindset for others. Those who need everything to be done hidden/in private reveal they care more about image, optics, their own reputation.
People need to let go of this concept of "shame" or "did you just call me a racist"? Everyone has more to learn. Was just discussing with a woman who pointed out elite programs in the U.S. fulfill "diversity" quotas with "Black" from Africa rather than descendants of slaves.
The underlying issue of exploitation, specifically slavery, was #economic. The experience of personal + generational trauma + loss of generational wealth + loss of identity is a deliberate #systematic #systems approach to value extraction for economics.

wbur.org/hereandnow/201…
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Show me a doctor-only staffing model that allows us to care for all Americans, including rural and inner city, those on Medicaid, uninsured, undocumented. The system is broken. We need a range of clinicians.
I am fine being unpopular with doctors. I don’t give any clinician a pass, tho. I don’t give any faculty a pass either.

What I ❤️❤️❤️ @MIT @MITSloan @MITSloanFellows is get to be honest, creative, expressive, fail, try again.

Pushing past boundaries is the goal. Have an impact.
We need fewer silos and turf wars. We need to break down walls and boundaries.

Fail often but fail smartly. Expect to fail. Have a disciplined process by which to learn from failure.

Every time you learn you have pushed a boundary of your mind or skills or effectiveness.
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I am grateful I had mentors who did not do this, rather used words like “brilliant.”

Later in career, my having the confidence I did from early nurturing caused some people to feel I was “full of myself”...but was that cuz

...we expect women to apologize for taking up space?
Now add the experience of being a minority. For Black women there is either the “mammy” or the “angry Black woman” tropes. Where is the space to be authentically oneself and confidently so? #MedTwitter #PROWD #WomenInMedicine #WomenInSTEM

theconversation.com/i-am-not-your-…
“Asian” encompasses many things and while there is some overlap between cultures and stereotypes of us, there are also differences. From the @APAPsychiatric
#MedTwitter #PROWD #WomenInSTEM #WomenInMedicine #womeninbusiness

apa.org/pubs/highlight…
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I don't know who needs to hear this, but providing examples of being nice or supportive to women in your own family does not make on a feminist or pro-woman nor does that make you anti-racist regarding POC or WOC or BIPOC. The "I am a good person" is at the root of much harm.
Okay, I do know who needs to hear this and this was not really a subtweet because the individuals who fit this description do not use Twitter. But there is more than one individual who may or may not need to have some deep reflection on what "I am a good person" says about ego.
This is from Australia. If in these times, as a not BIPOC, certainly as a not Black person in America, you are asking "Are you calling me a racist?!" (when that word not uttered but, yes, #implicitbias exists and racism is a #public health crisis)....

researchgate.net/publication/43…
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I’m a second generation #hbcu graduate (#scsu me and #norfolkstateuniversity my dad). I was raised for this. 👑✊🏾
#blackexcellence #homecoming

Canceled HBCU homecomings deeply rooted in community and culture leave a void theathletic.com/1945691/2020/0…
We go hard, especially during Homecoming, because HBCU’s represent the four years in our lives in which we weren’t the minority, an affinity group, an ERG, or an afterthought. HBCU’s; It’s Black sacred ground.
It’s a family reunion, a block party, a cookout, a kickback, a fashion show, a festival, a black power rally, a revival, an oasis, a physical, and spiritual baptism in Blackness. #ifyouknowyouknow
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From @AmerAcadPeds - staying safe while Black or minority

To go a step further, we have police in #schools and even #school is unsafe for black #children and children of color

linkedin.com/posts/usnehal_…
What is the image and coloring of “an angel” or “a cherub”?

Not a Black child. These are powerful images that inform how people view and then treat children

Who is “innocent”?

Ask any advertiser. Images are powerful and change behavior ImageImageImageImage
There is suspension and punishment of Black girls and boys as early as age 3 called “preschool to prison pipeline”

What happens when the place you are supposed to go to grow, develop, expand, play, take risks

...is a place you are seen (and told you are) bad? Criminalized? ImageImageImageImage
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So about COVID & Health Disparities?
What is @emoryhealthcare @GradyHealth doing about this on a Structural Level?
Very Good Question!
It is institutions that we focus on, not just ppl
Let's Begin!
@TheRealDoctorT #ShareTheMicNowMed @arghavan_salles @FutureDocs @EmoryNews
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Sometimes there is sooo much going on at once it's hard to keep up.
But let this be the Guide to #DEI at @EmoryUniversity!
Follow me and I'll show you around.
Don't stop at the attractions too long you may get lost,
But Do follow everyone who is linked! 😉
@TypicallySilent
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#DEI introducing @EmoryDOMRyse #DOING THE #WORK!
Vision Statement: "To be a destination and model for inclusive caring, training, development, and celebration of a diverse patient population and workforce"
@TypicallySilent #ShareTheMicNowMed
@arghavan_salles @DrHowardLiu
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#Speakingof COVID
The Pandemic has exposed the depths of health disparities present in America

As data on these health disparities emerge it has revealed this issue is #PERVASIVE

Let's Discuss!
#ShareTheMicNowMed @typicallysilent
#Dothework @FutureDocs @nytimes @NOLAnews
#SayhisnameGeorgeFloyd was found to be COVID+ on his autopsy...what?!?! Yep @RUBraveEnough @arghavan_salles
npr.org/sections/live-…
Large cities have major Disparities in-terms of COVID-19
@EmoryDeptofMed @EmoryRollins now has a data tracker to track COVID across a number of categories @CarlosdelRio7 @JenniferSpicer4 #ShareTheMicNowMed
@EmoryNews @EmoryDOMRyse @docwithapurpose
news.emory.edu/stories/2020/0…
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Thread for allies on #BlackintheIvory

Be this kind of a person. We know the existing level of power differential between faculty & students or trainees.

Now add #BlackintheIvory

Step up. Be an ally. Report on behalf even if not asked. If you see power abused, speak up.
As a doctor, need to be able to do one’s job. Also, a doctor is in a position to protect others, *if* role is recognized. #BlackintheIvory

Those prestige/hierarchy oriented, treat some people poorly

(I get mistaken for cleaning person or receptionist)

Reporting on black student, trainees, & faculty #SoMe and #SciComm posts is higher - due to #implicitbias or overt racism

Black culture often offends

Institutions need to screen OUT frivolous reporting on black ppl - NOT assume fault

#BlackintheIvory

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Hey ya’ll! As we support Black companies and creatives and more using #BuyBlack, I want to highlight Black museums who could use our $$$ support because we know now more than ever, we need to invest in the institutions that sustain & educate us on OUR history.

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Keep in mind, because of COVID, it’s been predicted that 13% of museums won’t open back up. Due to a lack of funding, a large number of those museums may be Black museums. We can’t afford to lose our history and our story. #BuyBlack ⬇️
When your allies reach out to ask questions about Black history and culture, tell them to #PullUp by donating to a Black historical site or museum in appreciation of doing the work of telling our story. Here’s a SHORT list:
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I have spent the last week RTing rather than tweeting myself. Mostly because the last couple of weeks and months have been hard. COVID-19 and the current events in the US have been a lot and I needed time. But let me tell you I am tired, angry and fed up! #BlackLivesMatter (1/8)
I am tired, angry and fed up of watching another Black person lose their life to police violence. #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudAubrey (2/8)
I am tired, angry and fed up of people pretending that this is an American issue. Let's not pretend that the UK is innocent. Structural racism is a global problem. I am already worried about my two nephews and they are both under 5. #BlackLivesMatter (3/8)
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I've been having the heartbreaking conversation with so many Black people who are dreading tomorrow and the Zoom calls or the ”How are you?” -

Your Black leaders and employees are not OK.

It's triggering to ask ”How are you”
I hope CEO’s & Executive Sponsors for Black ERG’s and other ERG’s

Head of Diversity and Inclusion have reached out and connected with your Black ERG leaders and your Black employees.

At the very least ensure all mandatory meetings have a ”No Video Requirement” please
The #Emotionaltax Black employees are going through right now is through the roof.

Many I've spoken to are feeling rage, fear, anger, resignation, exhaustion, defeat and more.

Be uncomfortable, put #Blacklives BEFORE your feelings @RachelCargle

It's the HUMAN thing to do.
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If you are a woman who is not making others uncomfortable, if you are not pushing or disregarding boundaries, if you are waiting for permission, you are perpetuating status quo. Instead, be the change that is needed. Speak up. Be messy. @techreview

mitsloan.mit.edu/ideas-made-to-…
"Battling workplace bias requires deliberate strategies, including learning to say no, getting comfortable talking about uncomfortable topics, and helping others behind you." @techreview @MITSloan #womeninSTEM #womeninleadership #WomeninBusiness #womenintech #womenentrepreneurs
This week I heard that some do not ask for "consent" prior to tweeting

Having worked in insurance, am curious, where do I submit this prior authorization form in order to tweet?

Who is the decision maker? What is standard used for permission granted? diversitywoman.com/speak-up-and-d…
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Thank you @gtbank for sharing my story and celebrating me in your recognition of #BlackExcellence and #PromotingEnterprise. My sincere appreciation goes to Chairman Mrs. O. A. Demuren, MD/CEO Mr. J. K.O. Agbaje, and your amazing and hardworking staff. Regards, IO Image
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Lest I forget, S/O to the Team who created this amazing video:
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Love, LOVE @NicoleB_MD for doing this. Shout out to @DrToddWo & @DrJCoftheDC too for their savvy outreach to youth patients- am especially impressed with @DrJCoftheDC of @OHSUNews as a role model in communities of color. @AmerAcadPeds #TikTok #tweetiatrician #Pediatrics
*This* is what it means to create “safe space” - no shaming or judgement, only encouragement, kindness, affirmation from a #tweetiatrician who shares that she too was a #teenmom.
Meet patients where they are.
Be a role model.

@NicoleB_MD @AmerAcadPeds

https://t.co/iwJFeCfwsG
Am learning so much from @DrJCoftheDC of @OHSUNews - on engaging youth through new forms of #socialmedia like #TikTok and being a role model for #BlackExcellence here in partnership with @NFL players @NFLPA
@AmerAcadPeds #blackmensmiling

https://t.co/LMXf6ZwcC0
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The tide has turned so maybe I should leave well enough alone, but all this talk about 'Blackness' reminds me of a storyline that emerged during the Dem primary. Of course, this is about Kamala Harris; I hope it provides insight into some of her supporters' frustrations...(1/20)
2/Remember when D*nald Tr*mp, Jr. RT this vile post that questioned whether Kamala was an American Black (??) and even her detractors among the Black, um, influencers, defended her? They wanted us to think that they were above such crude attacks.

(They weren't).
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3/They made the same bullsh*t claims that Kamala wasn't really black, but from an even more sinister angle. They challenged her connection to blackness through community and — most damning — through solidarity. This attack wasn't some noble policy disagreement.
...
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While we should recognize Black History every month I do appreciate the opportunity #BlackHistoryMonth gives us to reflect.

In that spirit each day I’m going to recognize those in the community who have helped me grow & are writing their part (some literally) of our history.
2/1 - @BDTSpelman’s Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria should be required reading. For everyone.

Her work inspired my advocacy for pediatricians to do more to stop racism at its roots in early childhood. 🙏🏾
#BlackHistoryMonth

2/2 - I thought I was going to have the cool job in the family then my bro went & became a Blackhawk pilot & Captain😎!

@NjoyaChomilo’s service alone is enough but his ability to bring people together & willingness to embrace change have taught me so much🙏🏾🙌🏾
#BlackHistoryMonth
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Come along as we celebrate Black men and women who have contributed to academia. This month we are going to honor these brilliant academics in history who you may not know about. Let's learn about them together. #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #BlackLivesMatter Enjoy!
Day 1: Edward Bouchet (Sept.15, 1852- Oct.28, 1918) graduated from Yale with a PhD in Physics in 1876. He was among the first of 20 Americans to be awarded a PhD in Physics (the 6th of any race at Yale). Due to racial discrimination, Bouchet was unable to #BlackHistoryMonth 1/2
secure a university position so he moved to Philly & became a teacher at the Institute for Colored Youth (now called Cheyney University of Pennsylvania). Read more about Edward Bouchet here: bit.ly/38ZQ9Cm 2/2 #BlackHistoryMonth2020
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