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State University New York at Buffalo

Medical Training in Diversity: Disparity Across Cultures


Kim Griswold, MDKim Griswold, MD

Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator
State University New York at Buffalo





  • Experiential Learning: Utilizing different venues for our refugee program clinics; we have added a focus on Victims of Human Trafficking; and are involved with a Komen grant delivering Breast Health education to Arab women.
  • Funded summer assistantship for 2 medical students in health disparities.
  • Continuing linkage to primary health care for in-coming refugees, with the help of medical students and residents

Refugee Health Website




  • NCME @ Health Literach Annual Research Conference
    • Two workshops on cultural competency and MedEdPORTAL
    • October 17-18, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • RWJ National Health Plan Collaborative Toolkit
    • This toolkit has resources, lessons, best practices and case studies to assist health plans reduce disparities.
  • AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit
    • The toolkit can help your practice and communicate with patients.
  • Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities
  • Curricular Products from the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals
  • Conferences:
    • AAMC annual meeting 2010
      • November 5-10, Washington, DC
    • APHA annual meeting 2010
      • November 6-10, Denver, CO