The Talks@12 series, sponsored by the HMS Office of Communications and External Relations, offers the entire community a chance to hear from the extraordinary researchers and educators who make HMS a world-class institution.

HMS staff, faculty and students are invited to attend these lunchtime talks on campus, while members of the public are invited to view via livestream.

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Upcoming Talks@12

Then to Now: Reflections by leadership on the evolution of diversity and inclusion at HMS

Monday, Oct. 28
Noon-1 p.m.

Part of a day long series of events to mark the anniversary of the 1969 diversity initiative, this special Talk@12 will bring together Harvard Medical School leadership for a panel discussion about the history and future of diversity and inclusion at the School.


Kevin ChurchwellKevin Churchwell
President and Chief Operating Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital





Nawal NourNawal Nour
Faculty Council Vice Chair, Harvard Medical School





Scott PodolskyScott Podolsky
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School





Joan ReedeJoan Reede
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School





Fidencio SaldanaFidencio Saldaña
Interim Director for the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs
Dean for Students, Harvard Medical School




Previous Talks@12

Gift of Life