The ASCI Perspectives series is an effort by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) to highlight physician-scientists in the ASCI community who are underrepresented in medicine and science (UiMS). Please check this page for announcements of future interviewees.

July 2022: Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI

Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI
The DEIC is proud to initiate the ASCI Perspectives series with DEIC Member Dr. Patrick Nana-Sinkam’s (elected 2019; view profile) interview with Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI (elected 2022; view profile). Dr. Wilkins is Chief Equity Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence; Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Translational Science; and Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Vanderbilt University. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020. In the interview, Dr. Wilkins, a leading health equity researcher, discusses the origins of her research path and shares lessons learned.

August 2022: Valerie A. Arboleda, MD, PhD

Valerie A. Arboleda, MD, PhD
Our second Perspectives video features Dr. Nana-Sinkam’s interview with 2022 ASCI inductee Valerie A. Arboleda, MD, PhD (view profile), Assistant Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, and Human Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Arboleda’s research focuses on the application of next-generation sequencing to understand the basis of genetic syndromes. She talks about her scientific background; her contribution to developing an FDA-approved scalable COVID-19 test; and the need to improve equity in genetic testing.