Tag: Diversity

When there are none: Why manels are out

On June 12, 2019, the director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, MD, made a public commitment to decline to take part...

‘Latinx’: How to understand and use the term

Three members of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, chaired by Vincent M. Rowe, MD, explain use and...

Target 2021: SVS councils and committees drill down on key goals...

While there is little doubt the pandemic has impacted each vascular surgeon and the SVS as a Society in numerous ways, the commitment and...

SVS creates much-anticipated DEI Committee

Fulfilling one of the first recommendations—and the highest priority—of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has...

Executive Board commits to DEI changes

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force’s findings and recommendations are taking shape, with some already implemented. After...

NESVS outgoing president makes diversity pitch

During the virtual annual meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery (NESVS), outgoing president Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD, called for the NESVS...

Give people a fair chance and watch the results

Ten years ago when we wrote a paper on diversity that was published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS), it barely caused a...

Help diversity effort by completing member survey

To know where to go, you first have to know the starting point. "We cannot adequately measure our progress in the SVS on diversity, equity...

New JVS associate editor for diversity traces footsteps of her mother

It took Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) associate editor Ulka Sachdev-Ost, MD, a while to realize just how much of an impact her mother’s...

SVS makes commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Following a year of study and including more than 40 separate goals, objectives and requested actions, the SVS Executive Board has received, reviewed and...

JVS appoints associate editor dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion

The Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) has announced the appointment of a new associate editor for clinical research who will be focused on diversity,...

Through the looking glass: Addressing bias in surgery

The #Medbikini campaign spread like wildfire following the publication of the journal article in question. Reading the manuscript seemed like we crossed the threshold...

Leadership: Spotlight on Amy Reed, MD

This interview continues our series of conversations with national vascular surgery leaders based on topics from the Kouznes and Pozner book “The Truth About...

Sheahan: On professionals and professionalism

On March 19, 2019, I sat in the audience of the scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery...

APDVS responds to #Medbikini, re-avows commitment to diverse workforce

Vascular surgery took the national stage during the last week of July as outraged medical professionals across the country responded to a visual abstract...

SVS president, JVS editors respond to controversial paper furor

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president Ronald L. Dalman, MD, has pledged that the SVS and its flagship title the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS)...

Dispatches: Opening up a difficult conversation around systemic racism

Recent times have wrought a potent cocktail of cultural disarray on the psyche of the United States. In medicine and vascular surgery, this confluence...

Outgoing SVS president outlines state of Society diversity

Outgoing Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president Kim Hodgson, MD, delivered a data-driven insight into diversity within the organization during his June 20 State...

SVS in transition: A look back, a look ahead

Each Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president wishes for a memorable annual meeting, outgoing SVS president Kim Hodgson, MD, noted during his State of...