Former Harvard College Dean to Focus on Race and Medicine

Hi! Hope everyone is having a great summer. I have some cool news to share with you. One of the biggest issues facing multiracial people is making sure that we have the same rights and quality of medicine and healthcare. Project RACE has done a lot of work in this area.

There is a lot of confusion about this. Many people think that because race is a “social construct”, it isn’t important in the field of medicine. But there are so many reasons why that’s not true. That’s why we’re really excited to hear that Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, who was Dean of Harvard College from 2008 – 2013, was stepping down as Dean to lead a new Harvard research program on race and medicine.

Dr. Hammonds with students including Rachel who was a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding!

Both of my big sisters are Harvard students and lucky enough to know Dr. Hammonds. Kayci took a class with her that had only 8 students in it and was very impressed and Kendall already talked to Dr. Hammonds about the possibility of helping with this awesome research program. We are all excited about the great things that Dr. Hammonds and her team will do with this program at Harvard. We will be watching for news and will share it with all of you.

– Karson Baldwin