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Zoom: Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Series

Thursday, 24 September, 2020

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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience will present a three-part series Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. focused on diversity with Daniel Blash, Ph.D.,   vice dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Medicine.

Blash will present on Thursday, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8.

The Grand Rounds series includes the following sessions:

  • Sept. 24, “Diversity 1.0 (Awareness) Examining Culture”
  • Oct. 1, “Diversity 2.0 “(Understanding) Examining Unconscious Bias”
  • Oct. 8, “Diversity 3.0 (Commitment) Examining the SLUSOM Environment”

Attend the Grand Rounds via Zoom here.

Meeting ID: 976 9596 2956

Password: 314413

About the Speaker

Daniel Blash, Ph.D. is the vice dean of diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer in the School of Medicine. He also serves as an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry.

Prior to joining Saint Louis University, Blash served as the assistant dean of diversity and inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine.

A decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army and long-time St. Louis resident, Blash is an experienced educator with a proven track record of advocacy in diversity and inclusion. He has worked as a counseling professor for nearly two decades prior to his current position. His doctoral research focused on the role of religion and spirituality among underrepresented minorities in the academic environment. He was the writer and/or co-writer of two successful grant initiatives that resulted in three diversity and inclusion programs targeting underrepresented minority students. His research and grant writing efforts have led to an extensive network of clergy-directed community initiatives for marginalized populations. His community involvements are extensive.

He is the founder of Blash Counseling Associates, one of the leading counseling agencies in the inner city of Old North St. Louis, which bridges the gap between mental health and some of the area’s underrepresented minority communities.

Blash also is very active in the St. Louis deaf community. He speaks conversational German and American Sign Language. Blash has given educational lectures and presentations in more than 30 states and five countries, including in Accra, Ghana; Okinawa, Japan; Wiesbaden, Germany; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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