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June 10, 2021

Working to dismantle systemic racism in health care delivery

MSU scholar and expert receives fellowship to implement and study antiracist medical training.

A leading Michigan State University language and literacy scholar will extend her groundbreaking work in antiracist and anti-Blackness teacher education to pediatric medicine and public health with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

April Baker-Bell, associate professor in the Department of English and Department of African American and African Studies, recently received a $218,000 Mellon New Directions Fellowship to support two new studies underway with the University of Washington. Baker-Bell is collaborating with medical doctors and researchers from the UW School of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics to develop, implement and study an antiracist medical training that supports medical professionals with developing an antiracist praxis for confronting and reducing racial bias and anti-Blackness in the workplace.

Read more on the College of Arts and Letters website.

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