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Jun 30, 2023

Release date: June 30th, 2023

Dr. Laura Roberts is joined by Ezra Griffith, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and recipient of the 2023 Chester Pierce Human Rights Award, to discuss his book Race and Excellence: My Dialogue with Chester Pierce, the culmination of his personal and professional relationship with Pierce. In the second of two episodes, Ezra looks back on his own journey into psychiatry, his life’s work, and his own legacy.

In this episode:

Introduction (0:46)
Ezra’s journey (2:40)
Interest in the black question (09:25)
Thinking about injustice (11:35)
On becoming a psychiatrist (18:40)

Show Notes and Resources:
Race and Excellence: My Dialogue with Chester Pierce by Ezra Griffith
(American Psychiatric Association Publishing) 2023

Learn more about Dr. Ezra Griffith.

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