Committee Impact

We're working hard to create a diverse workforce at Michigan Medicine!

The Frankel Cardiovascular Center co-sponsored the first #BlackInCardio virtual event from October 19 – 25!

Read this article from Forbes for a recap of the event!

Black Lives Matter.pdf

The FCVC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

wish a Happy Valentine's Day to all of our Faculty and Staff!


The percentage of women entering most first year medical school classes across the nation is about 50%. The ratio of women in most Internal Medicine residency programs across the nation is about 45%. However, the ratio of women in most cardiology fellowship programs is only around 20%. Across the nation, it is estimated that less than 15% of cardiologists are female. Less than 10% of interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists are women. While there are likely many factors affecting this trend, one of the main difficulties in recruiting women is the lack of visible women role models in the field. Very few young women have the opportunity to see or interact with female cardiologists as they are pondering career choices.

In response to these statistics, Dr. Claire Duvernoy chose to bring awareness to this issue by bringing female faculty and fellows at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center together to host an event that would introduce female-identifying high school juniors and seniors to female cardiologists and potentially inspire them to pursue a career in cardiology. On Saturday, October 12, 40 hopeful and high performing young women from surrounding areas, came to the Frankel CVC to explore a career in cardiology. Drs. Duvernoy, Joseph, Yelavarthy, and Kawamoto led the event along with several other members of the housestaff and faculty, and talked about their specific role at the CVC in addition to offering their insights and personal stories.

DEI Poster (1).pdf

The FCVC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is spreading a little love on Valentine's Day!

We wish a Happy Valentine's Day to all of our Faculty and Staff!

FCVC Micro Grant Awarded in 2018 to update CVC Environment with messages about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The First FCVC Celebration of Humanity was a great success! Thank you to all that attended!

If you were unable to attend, Aaron Dworkin's talk is available to view. As we were having recording difficulties in the Danto Auditorium that day, the recording only features his voice with the slides he is speaking to, but it is still fantastic and so inspiring! His introduction begins after the overview of the day at 8:56 in the video.

Celebration of Humanity CVC (1).mp4