A Piece of History: The Legacy of George W. Counts and Underrepresented Populations
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
The fight for social justice and diversity in medicine stems from racial inequalities and discrimination that have permeated our society for centuries. As America has become more diverse in recent years, African American physicians remain largely underrepresented in the healthcare workforce and academic medicine. In the field of infectious diseases, one man, George W. Counts, has shouldered the struggle to end disparities in education, training, research, and academic advancement. This article celebrates his legacy and rekindles the discussion about inclusion, diversity, access, and equity in infectious diseases.
Berthaud, V., & Hewlett, D. (2020). A Piece of History: The Legacy of George W. Counts and Underrepresented Populations. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 222 (Suppl 6), 550-550. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa215