I am excited that all of you will get to meet Dr. Susanna McColley!!!! I was so impressed with her commitment to CF and her incredible medical and life knowledge. Dr. McColley works to promote equitable diagnosis and treatment in cystic fibrosis. As a white person, Dr. McColley talks about all that white privilege brings, and what we must remember along the way. “Privilege allows you to go through the world without additional scrutiny”. She goes on to say, people who differ, who are not white, are still treated differently. Dr. McColley discusses this in today’s podcast.
Dr. McColley’s biography:
Susanna A. McColley, MD, FAAP, ATSF is a pediatric pulmonologist whose research focuses on improving the health of people with cystic fibrosis though understanding health disparities, improving methods for screening and diagnosis, and testing new treatments. She leads a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, community members and public health professionals to improving timeliness and equity of CF newborn screening. She is passionate about supporting the next generation of researchers, especially those underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce. She directs a summer research program for students from minority-serving institutions in Chicago and co-leads the Faculty Development Core for Northwestern University Recruitment to Transform Under-Representation and achieve Equity (NURTURE), the Northwestern University Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustaining Transformation program through the NIH Common Fund.
Dr. McColley is Scientific Director for Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Professor of Pediatrics in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Director for Child Health and Director of the TL1 Multidisciplinary Program in Child and Adolescent Health at Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute; and Editor-in-Chief for Pediatric Pulmonology. Her research is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and The Legacy of Angels Foundation.
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