The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is fostering a dialogue about race in health care at its first Diversity Summit: “Identity and Resiliency: An Exploration of the Black Experience in Academic Medicine.”

The event, which takes place 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Health Sciences Learning Center, will feature a keynote speaker and two discussion sessions.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, graduated from Stanford, earned a medical degree from the University of Michigan and is completing a family medicine residency. He will chronicle his journey of resiliency in the face of difficult circumstances, while successfully achieving his dream of becoming a physician.

Two concurrent panel sessions will be held: One will cover the ability to successfully negotiate salary, title and promotion; the other will discuss the experiences of living bi-culturally in the workplace.

Read a story about the event from Madison 365