Every February for the past 35 years, the United States has officially celebrated Black History Month to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Americans throughout our history. Used well, it provides an opportunity to individually and collectively assess and address the challenges and opportunities confronting us. The Child Neurology Society recommits today, and each day, to be an
anti-racist organization where all members feel valued and respected. By actively supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, we foster positive connections between our members, the colleagues we work with, and the patients we serve.
This year’s national theme, “Black Health and Wellness”, acknowledges the many ways Black medical scholars, health care professionals and advocates have contributed to the health and wellness of Black communities.
We are pleased and privileged to share this interview of Dr. Dalila Lewis, CNS member and Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina. The interview is facilitated by Dr. Yasmin Khakoo, Child Neurology Director at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Chair of the CNS Scientific Program Planning Committee, and a member of the CNS LDEI committee. We highlight the contributions Dr. Lewis has made to the field of child neurology as a medical scholar and health care professional, and welcome her perspective on how the CNS can join her in training and supporting the next generation of child neurologists.
Rujuta B. Wilson, MD, MS
Chair, CNS LDEI Committee