Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Hispanic Heritage Month
Dear RPS members,
In 2023, the RPS would like to focus on embracing diversity, equity and inclusion; and on broadening our international network. One way to achieve this goal is to celebrate a semi-monthly calendar of observances and appreciations with 10-question interviews highlighting our diverse pool of members. This month we feature long time RPS member Dr. Carmen Avila Casado for Hispanic Heritage month!
Dr. Avila Casado is a native of Guadalajara, Mexico. She has been member of RPS Program Committee, the membership Committee, the international Committee and was previously RPS Secretary for 6 years. She is currently a Professor at the University of Toronto and, the Director of Education at LMP-UHN Toronto General Hospital and the Director of the Renal Pathology Program and Medical Director of the EM lab. She is currently the Chair of the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group. Please find her interview below!https://nationaltoday.com/hispanic-heritage-month/
1. What is your name, where were you born, where do you work?
2. What is your number one topic of interest in nephropathology?
Podocytopathies. I did my PhD focus on mechanisms of podocyte injury.3. What do you like most about your job?
4. What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
5. What did you want to become when you were a child?
6. What would be your wish for the future - in general or in relation to your work?
7. Any special interests apart from Nephropathology?
8. How do you think Renal Pathology will look like in 10 years’ time?
9. Who would you consider to be your mentor in renal pathology or pathology in general?
10. What is your favorite non-work-related activity or way to spend your time?
Bonus Question: What have you found most challenging about developing your career as a woman in medicine?