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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine - file photo from WMU University Relations
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Dr. Cheryl Dickson says income and environment influence health outcomes more than the care people receive from a physician. The Associate Dean of Health Equity and Community Affairs at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will discuss health equity at the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo’s Community Breakfast on Thursday, March 7th at the Radisson in downtown Kalamazoo.

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An Associate Dean for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine says research shows that African American women who go to a doctor are less likely to feel welcomed and that their doctor cares for them. Cheryl Dickson says it’s one of the ways that implicit bias can affect health. 

Dickson will discuss health equity at the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo Community Breakfast at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo on Thursday March 7th. She says physicians don’t want to treat people differently, but are not immune to images that may create unconscious bias. Dickson says many things like income, gender and religion also influence health outcomes.


Three Western Michigan University School of Music choirs - the Collegiate Singers, Cantus Femina, and the University Chorale - will perform Sunday, Feb 24 at 3 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Graduate assistant conductor Austin McWilliams previewed the works on the program with Cara Lieurance.


Keith Kirchoff

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Mary Whalen / WMU Richmond Center for Visual Arts

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