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Linda K. Barry, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UConn Health
Director, Office of Multicultural and Community Affairs, UConn School of Medicine
Director, Visiting Externship for Underrepresented Students in Medicine (VESUM), UConn School of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-2221
Fax: 860-679-1387
Email: lbarry@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Academic Affairs - Office of Multicultural & Community Affairs

Visiting Externship for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM)

Dr. Barry is Associate Professor of Surgery at UConn School of Medicine. She is the Diversity Representative for UConn at the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Barry previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Director of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn. Within CICATS, Dr. Barry served as the Director of the CICATS Young Innovative Investigator Program, Director of the CICATS Mentorship (M1) Program and Co-Director of the CICATS Pilot Program. Currently she is the Director of the Office of Multicultural & Community Affairs at UConn School of Medicine. She also serves as the Director of the Visiting Externship for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM).

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Yale UniversityPsychology (Psychobiology)
M.D.Cornell University Medical CollegeMedicine, Honors in Research
M.P.H.University of Columbia Mailman School of Public HealthHealth Promotion/ Disease Prevention

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipEast Bay SurgicalGeneral Surgery
ResidencyEast Bay SurgicalGeneral Surgery
FellowshipUSC/LA County Medical CenterHepatobiliary, Liver and Pancreas Surgery
FellowshipUSF/Tampa General HospitalMinimally Invasive Surgery
Professional TrainingOregon Health and Science UniversityAmerican Medical Informatics Association - Biomedical Informatics 10x10 Course

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
West Indian Foundation Education Award (2016) - Awarded for work in the field of education that has benefited the community at large.West Indian Foundation, Inc
2016 Legends and Leaders Awards: The Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education - Awarded by the Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities to an educator whose career is dedicated to promoting equality, inclusion and fairness in education.CT Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities
Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award: awarded to a Connecticut woman working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) who also makes a substantial contribution to supporting other women and girls in STEM fieldsPetit Family Foundation & CT Science Center
Connecticut Health Foundation Health Leadership FellowConnecticut Health Foundation
NIH / National Medical Association FellowNIH / NMA
Cornell University Medical College Dean Research AwardCornell University Medical College
Academic Medical FellowNational Medical Fellowships
NIH Minority Investigator GrantNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS): Elected to represent GWIMS members of medical schools across the country and Canada, assist in planning of gender focused professional development conferences, contribute to policy development focused on gender equity and diversity issuesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSteering Committe MemberExternalNational2019
Association of American Medical Colleges Fundamental Principles of Inclusive Excellence (FPIE) Tool Development – Institutional Advisory Board Member: UConn representative contributing to testing and providing feedback on FPIE as an assessment tool that facilitates strategic planning to address diversity and inclusion issues.Advisory CommitteeMember - representative for UConn SOMExternalNational2019
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)Professional/Scientific OrganizationCommissionerExternalNational2019
UConn Task Force on EngagementAdvisory CommitteeMember representing for UConn HealthUConn-StorrsUniversity2018
VITAL Operating CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2018
Association of American Medical Colleges MedEdPortalProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational2018
UConn Visiting Externship for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM): Developed to increase the number of students from groups underrepresented in medicine (URiM) participating in fourth-year electives at UConn School of Medicine with goal of recruitment for the residency programs.OtherFounder, DirectorUConn HealthUniversity2018
UConn School of Medicine Dean's Task Force on DiversityAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Community Advisory BoardAdvisory CommitteeAdvisor, MemberExternalRegional2017
Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI): Elected to represent GDI representatives of the medical colleges in the northeast region, assist in planning of diversity based professional development conferences, contribute to policy development focused on diversity issues.Professional/Scientific OrganizationSteering Committee – Northeast Regional RepresentativeExternalNational20172019
Research Centers in Minority Institutions Translational Network (RTRN), Executive Advisory Committee Member (2016-present): RTRN oversees operation of network which fosters and supports inter-institutional collaboration to maximally leverage outcomes, resources and expertise across member RCMI institutions, enhancing research capacity and accelerating the understanding and treatment of diseases, with a focus on those that disproportionately affect underserved communities.Advisory CommitteeCo-ChairExternalNational2016
Board of Physicians – CT Medical Marijuana Program.Advisory CommitteeMember, AdvisorExternalState2016
Hartford Commission on Addiction and Public Health - Appointed by Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford, Connecticut; Coordinate planning, awareness, prevention and education efforts focused on issues associated with public health and substance abuse in HartfordAdvisory CommitteeMember, AdvisorExternalLocal2016
Community Advisory Committee to the CT Health Foundation Board, Member (2015-present): Members are health disparity leaders in the community who provide input on existing initiatives and ideas for future programs of the CT Health Foundation focused on promoting health equity.Advisory CommitteeMemberExternalState2015
Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative - Equity and Access CouncilAdvisory CommitteeExecutive Team MemberState20142017
New England Surgical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberRegional2014
Connecticut Health Foundation - serve as a teacher to current Fellows who are local leaders working in the area of health disparities to facilitate their development as leaders who can create changes in the overall system to promote health equity, assist in implementation of a new curriculum as the program shifts to case-based approach to promoting leadership in health equity.Professional/Scientific OrganizationSenior FellowExternalState20142015
National Health Disparities Elimination Summit, June12-13,2015- Scientific Planning Committee - planned, organized and coordinated both the programmatic scientific content and logistics; managed marketing both locally and nationally to successfully reach target audience of health providers, community leaders, and patients.Workshop/ConferenceChairUConn HealthNational20142015
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health DisparitiesProfessional/Scientific JournalCo-Managing EditorInternational2013
University of Connecticut Executive Diversity and Inclusion CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUniversity20132017
UConn Women In Surgery Interest GroupOtherFounderUConn HealthUniversity2013
Association of Academic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2013
Society of Black Academic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAdvocacy Committee ChairExternalNational2013
Community Research AllianceResearch CommitteeCICATS CoordinatorRegional2013
Group on Diversity and Inclusion, Association of American Medical CollegesAdvisory CommitteeRepresentativeUConn HealthNational2013
Racial and Ethnic Community Health (REACH) CoalitionCommunity ServiceData Committee ChairRegional2012
Women in Surgery LectureshipWorkshop/ConferenceFounder / CoordinatorUConn HealthState2012
University of Connecticut Anatomy Advisory CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2012
National Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2012
Association of Women SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationLeadership Council MemberExternalNational2001
American College of Surgeons - Committee on Interprofessional Education and Practice Member (2018-present)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1999

Journal Articles

Conference Papers

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Delivery of Patient-Centered Care in the U.S. Healthcare System: What is standing in its way?OtherRWJF & Academy Health2019Washinton, D.C.
Women in Surgery: A Symposium, Our History: Setting the Foundation for the Future of SurgeryPanel Discussion10th Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium2019Clearwater, FL
Diversity in Surgery: Race, Religion, Disabilities, Sexual OrientationPanel Discussion10th Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium2019Clearwater, FL
NIH Grant Writing Workshop - Coordinator, LecturerOtherSociety of Black Academic Surgeons 27th Annual Meeting2019New York, NY
Diversity-Related National Medical Organization: Leadership and Engagement Opportunities for Medical Students, Residents, and FellowsLectureding the Next Generation of Academic Physicians & Weill Cornell Medicine2019New York, New York
An Unusual Path Traveled: My Story versus Your StoryLectureAmity Middle School2019Bethany, CT
Effective Networking: How to Represent Myself with Polish and ProfessionalismLecture10th Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium2019Clearwater, FL
Diversity in MedicinePanel DiscussionUConn Pre-med Society2017Storrs, CT
What if Your Picket Fence is NOT White (Focused on Career Modification and Resilience)Panel Discussion7th Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium2016Orlando
Scientific Oral Presentation Session: Education and OutcomesPanel DiscussionSociety of Black Academic Surgeons 26th Annual Meeting2016Columbus, OH
HMTCA Girls Club 1st Woman's Empowerment Discussion: In honor of Women's History Month engaged students in a discussion about empowerment of women to educate, inspire and encourage the students.Panel DiscussionHartford Magnet Trinity College Academy2016Hartford, CT
The Importance of Women in STEM: From Coding to Change Agent Leaders of TomorrowLectureCT Science Center - DaVinci Coder Girls-Only Hackathon2016Hartford, CT
The Importance of Women in STEM: From Coding to Change Agent Leaders of TomorrowLectureCT Science Center - DaVinci Coder Girls-Only Hackathon2016Hartford, CT
Mobile Health Research and Health DisparitiesLectureHartford Hospital/Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Research Com2016Hartford, CT
Living in America Today: Transforming Environments to Eliminate Health DisparitiesPanel DiscussionCICATS/2nd Annual National Health Disparities Elimination Summit at UConn2016Farmington, CT
Limitless Possibilities through Technology and ScienceLectureFaithCare/2016 FaithCare Annual Conference2016Hartford, CT
Developing Equity: From ACA Recruitment to Health LiteracyPanel DiscussionCT Department of Consumer Protection2016Hartford, CT
Closing the Gap: Women Leaders in STEMPanel Discussion8th Annual Yale Women in Leadership Conference,2016New Haven, CT
What if Your Picket Fence is NOT White - Focused on Career Modification And ResiliencePanel Discussion7th Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium2016Orlando, FL
Unconscious BiasPanel DiscussionThe Curtis D. Robison Center for Health Equity 5th Annual Townhall Meeting2015Hartford, CT
Resident/Medical Student Workshop on Networking and MentoringPanel DiscussionUSF 6th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium2015Orlando, FL
The Single Woman SurgeonPanel DiscussionUSF 6th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium2015Orlando, FL
Surgical Residency PathwaysLectureUSF 6th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium2015Orlando, FL
Scientific Poster Session: Education and OutcomesPosterSociety of Black Academic Surgeons 25th Annual Meeting2015Chapel Hill, NC
Reaching New Heights and Positive Transformation through Research, Practice and PolicyPanel DiscussionNational Health Disparities Elimination Summit at UConn2015Farmington, CT
The Digital Divide: Addressing Disparities Through New TechnologyPlenary LectureBiomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting2015Tampa, FL
The Digital Divide: Addressing Disparities Through New Technology and Social MediaTalkNational Medical Association Annual Convention2014Honolulu, HI
Resident/Medical Student Workshop on Networking and MentoringTalkUSF 5th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium2014Washington, D.C.
Surgical Residency PathwaysTalkUSF 5th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium2014Washington, D.C.
The Importance of Women in SurgeryTalkUSF 2nd Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium2011Clearwater, FL,
Issues of Mentorship for Women SurgeonsTalkUSF 1st Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium2010Tampa, FL
Issues in Professionalism: Steps to Improve Quality of Surgical Care, Enhance Patient Safety, and Decrease LiabilityTalkAmerican College of Surgeons 94th Clinical Congress2008San Francisco, CA
How Professionalism Can Enhance Safety, Decrease Liability, and Increase ProfitabilityTalkAmerican College of Surgeons 91st Clinical Congress2005San Francisco, CA