The UICOMR Student Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (SCDI) will present an interactive and informative Zoom session led by Aamir Hussain, MD, and Anastasia Young, DNP.
- Learn to navigate conversations about religious/spiritual needs
- Practice interfaith skills in actual clinical scenarios
Dr. Aamir Hussain is a dermatology resident physician based in Washington, DC. He attended Georgetown University for undergrad where he studied government and theology. He received his Master of Public Policy degree and medical degree from the University of Chicago. As a practicing Muslim, he has been involved with interfaith work for many years and writes frequently about health policy, medical education, and the intersections between health care and spirituality. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, Al Jazeera and PBS, and his writings have been featured in medical journals and several online outlets including prominent physician blog Kevin MD, the Religion News Service and the Huffington Post.
Dr. Anastasia Young recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Nurse Practitioner specializing in adult and gerontology primary care. Her commitment to merging interfaith work and healthcare began in college when she double majored in nursing and religion after witnessing Muslim and Hindu women create a clinic for their community. Young continued to bridge her twin vocations as an Interfaith Scholar at Concordia College as well as a Peace Scholar in Norway. In 2014, Young had the distinct honor to introduce His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. In 2018, Young co-created the Interfaith Healthcare Cohort for Interfaith America Emerging Leaders Network to further develop healthcare-specific interfaith skills. Anastasia was a 2021 Interfaith Innovation Fellow and worked on a project to equip healthcare providers with resources and tools needed to incorporate patients’ beliefs into their care and continues this work today.