Diversity Leadership Series
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Fall 2020 Events
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SERIES: COVID-19 and the Impact on Medical Education
Speakers: Alison J. Whelan, MD, Chief of Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Date: November 5
Issues Addressed: Description of the impacts of several significant 2020 events on medical education across the US; Interpret how these events are impacting learning environments including learners, faculty, and staff; Determine how available resources can be used to support the local UTRGV learning environments
STRUCTURAL COMPETENCY: IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING SERIES “Integrating Structural Competency into Training and Practice of Healthcare Providers”
A partnership between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion—TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion—UTRGV School of Medicine, and TUFTS School of Medicine.
Speakers: TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty Affairs, & Development, and Educational Affairs
Date: October 28
Issued Addressed: Increase awareness of implicit bias and how to reduce its impact at the SOM
DEVELOPING DIVERSITY CURRICULUM WORKSHOP: Developing Anti-Racism Curriculum in Medical School
A partnership between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion—TCU and University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion—UTRGV School of Medicine, and TUFTS School of Medicine.
Speakers: Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, TUFTS School of Medicine;
Anthony Schlaff, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health Program, TUFTS School of Medicine; Fernando Ona, PhD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, TUFTS School of Medicine
Date: September 30
Issued Addressed: The AAMC has charged an expert Equity Diversity Inclusion Advisory Committee to help write and refine Equity and Diversity educational competencies, that includes anti-racism curriculum. This workshop provided the opportunity to review the TUFTS School of Medicine Anti-Racism curriculum that was implemented two years ago. The presenters reviewed their program, its implementation, and the lessons learned. Q&A Session included.
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SERIES: A U.S. Surgeons General Roundtable: “Health Disparities Coming to the Forefront in the Era of COVID-19”
Speakers: Antonia Novello, MD, 14th US Surgeon General; Dr. Joycelyn Elders, 15th US Surgeon General; David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th US Surgeon General; Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th US Surgeon General; Vivek Murthy, MD, 19th US Surgeon General
Date: September 24
Issues Addressed: Racial inequity I healthcare and how it can be addressed. Q&A session.
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SERIES: Online screening of documentary “Open Season: Racism and Health Disparities: The Two Deadliest Diseases in America” film by Crystal R. Emery p.g.a.
Speaker: Crystal R. Emery, Producer, Writer, Director, Filmmaker, and Activist
Date: September 24
Issues Addressed: Current state of emergency and inspire people to go beyond perceived limitations and become active participants in shaping the future of America.
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SERIES: Women in Medicine—The State of Women in Academic Medicine 2018-2019
Speaker: Diana Lautenberger, MA, Director, Women in Medicine and Science at the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Program Leader for the Group of Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) at the AAMC
Date: September 10
Issues Addressed: Review and discussion of the recent publication of “The State of Women in Academic Medicine—Exploring Pathways to Equity”; Call to Action Initiatives at the AAMC to address seven types of inequities; Recommendations for leadership to address and eliminate gender inequities
FIRESIDE CHAT: LGBTQIA Series: Sex and Gender
Speaker: Aaron Hinojosa, Program Coordinator, Student Life, UTRGV Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDEI) and DREAM Resource Center (DRC)
Date: September 3
Issues Addressed: Understanding the difference between sex and gender; learning about gender identity, expression, and attraction; how society can re-learn what we know and how we interact with others
FIRESIDE CHAT: LGBTQIA Series: Gender Pronouns 101
Speaker: Isha Mittal, MPH, MS2 (UTRGV SOM), President of LGBTQIA+ and Allies in Health
Date: August 24
Issues Addressed: Gain an understanding of Transgender and Gender non-conforming terminology; learn what gender pronouns are, why they are important, and how to use them; identify next steps that allies can take in supporting the gender diverse community
FIRESIDE CHAT: Anti-Racism
Speaker: Chiquita Collins, PhD, Vice Dean for Inclusion & Diversity, Chief Diversity Officer, UT Health San Antonio
Date: August 13
Issues Addressed: Discuss current racial discrimination and anti-racism, especially in the Black community; discuss the proposed national agenda for the group of diversity and inclusion to address anti-racism; Dr. Collin’s perspectives on how Texas Higher Education should be responding to the racism crisis
FIRESIDE CHAT: Racism and Microaggressions: Implications on the Physical and Mental Health on People of Color
Speaker: Eugenia Curet, PhD, MSW, UTRGV SOM Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Date: August 4
Issues Addressed: Gain an understanding of the different and prevailing types of racism existing in our society; understand how microaggressions impact the mental health and self-worth of individuals; review of mental health resources available for students, residents, and staff at UTRGV
Chief Diversity Officer
Phone: (956) 296-1951