"Someone Else’s Shoes," Featuring Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill

"Someone Else’s Shoes," Featuring Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill

Kiana Atkins
Someone Else’s Shoes, featuring Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill, scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.
  • Event Date: 
    Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Event Location: 
  • Event Speaker(s): 
    • Cheryl Walker-McGill, M.D., M.B.A., FAAAI
  • Event Host(s): 
    The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Tune in Wednesday, February 7 at 12 p.m. as the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosts an enlightening webinar that features Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill, the executive producer of the acclaimed documentary “Someone Else’s Shoes.”

According to Dr. Walker-McGill’s website, the film focuses on the establishment of St. Agnes Hospital, which is one of the first Black-owned and operated hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina. The hospital provided vital medical services to the Black community and helped address the many challenges they faced, including discrimination and inadequate access to health care.

The film is a powerful and inspiring story that celebrates the achievements of Black pioneers in the field of health care and offers valuable insights and context for anyone interested in the history of health care in North Carolina as well as a broader struggle for social justice and equality.

Join us in February to hear directly from Dr. Walker-McGill about her career and what inspired her to create the documentary. This event promises to be an engaging journey into the experiences and contributions of Black medical professionals. Q&A session to follow.

Cheryl Walker-McGill, M.D., M.B.A., FAAAI is an internist and allergist-immunologist experienced in strategic planning, population health, clinical medicine, quality improvement, health policy, and medical regulation. She is a past chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and currently serves as a consultant for the North Carolina Medical Board.

During her tenure at FSMB, she chaired the Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Walker-McGill has led initiatives for identifying opportunities for continual improvement in healthcare delivery, closing gaps in quality performance, and leveraging data to inform clinical decision-making. She continues to be dedicated to creating innovative and successful strategies for improving clinical and cost outcomes in target communities.

Dr. Walker-McGill earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and her MBA from the University of Chicago. She has served as faculty at the Northwestern University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. At present, she is a faculty member at the Wingate Graduate School of Business.

Individuals who need Sign Language Interpreting and/or reasonable accommodations should contact Kiana Atkins at kiana.atkins@nih.gov or call 301-496-6301. Requests should be made at least five business days before the date of the event.

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