Evidence-based accent modification topic of diversity and inclusion program

3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

shah-ameeAmee Shah, PhD, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, March 29, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series event “Evidence-Based Accent Modification.” Dr. Shah will discuss how institutions can increase cultural competence and reduce health disparities by breaking down barriers that arise from cultural and linguistic differences.

Shah (at right) is associate professor of health sciences at Cleveland State University and a pioneer in creating an evidence-based area of practice around cultural-linguistic diversity and accent management. 

The event will take place in the Faculty Conference Room from noon to 1 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. To RSVP, send an email to Fernanda Gama at Fernanda.Gama@umassmed.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by the UMMS Diversity and Inclusion Office and the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research.

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