BPOU in the Press

Dr. Adebayo Adesomo’s Addresses Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Is there racial bias in health care outcomes? Utah Juneteenth panel raises issues

Learn more about racial biases in healthcare outcomes as four health professionals here in Utah discuss this issue.

PBS Utah Insight: Utah’s Healthcare Crisis

In Utah there are more than 1,000 job openings for nurses, without enough qualified applicants to fill those positions. Veteran healthcare workers describe this as a problem only made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state begins to work toward a new normal, we examine what can be done to take the pressure off existing providers while setting Utah up for a healthy future.

BPOU Breast Cancer Awareness IN-Focus Discussion

According to the Utah Department of Health, breast cancer is the most commonly-occurring cancer in the U.S. and the leading cause of female cancer-related deaths in Utah. Black Physicians of Utah report that Black women have the highest breast cancer mortality of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.

BPOU Addressing Facts and Myths for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black Community.

Dr. Richard Ferguson and Dr. Samuel Cheshier discussed what the Black/African American experience has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic, how someone’s occupation or profession may have determined the kind of experience they had during the COVID-19 pandemic, the data on vaccinations when it’s broken down by race and ethnicity, what are some of the reasons for vaccine hesitancy, how historical exploitation play a role in how vaccines are viewed, proposed solutions to increase vaccination rates, and how they’ll implement these strategies in the community.

Bridging the Gap: Black Physicians of Utah

Richard Ferguson forms Utah’s first organization for Black physicians, with the aim to build a community among current Black physicians, residents, and students.

BPOU Featured on KUTV

Dr. Richard Ferguson talks about his hopes to bridge the gaps by also creating an online database for patients, colleagues, hospitals, and medical school recruitment.