Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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A message from our Associate Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion
Tamara Dunn, MD
Wendy Caceres, MD
To build a community in which all people – including those who have historically been marginalized – can thrive authentically, we will embrace human diversity and pursue practices that advance equity, inclusion, access, and justice.
We are committed to reflecting and celebrating diversity, educating ourselves, ensuring a sense of belonging, establishing an anti-racist culture and moving toward justice.
To reach our collective potential through these actions: recruitment, retention, mentorship and promotion while fostering an ever deepening understanding of medical history, allyship and justice. Specifically,
- Recruitment, retention, and promotion of UIM faculty, staff, fellows and residents;
- inclusive environments;
- representation in educational activities;
- application of a health equity lens for research and scholarly work; and
- community engagement/clinical care of vulnerable populations.
For Inclusion 2022, we’ll be hosting a year-long, virtual celebration with engaging monthly programming and events.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Cafecito and Conversations: Featuring the HARTS Lab
Friday, Oct. 15, 9 - 10 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 917 9617 8510
Please join us virtually for a staff engagement event to wrap up Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with the HARTS Lab from SPRC! Bring your favorite cup of cafecito and hear about what brought this team to Stanford and their research. We will also use the time to talk about how we might continue to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.
Hispanic Heritage Month Inclusion Rounds: Poetry and the Importance of Voice In Diverse Illness Experiences
Thursday, Oct. 21, 12 - 1 p.m.
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The Department of Medicine’s Diversity and Inclusion Council will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Inclusion Rounds featuring Dr. Rafael Campo, a physician and poet. Dr. Campo will join us to discuss Cultural Competence: Poetry and the Importance of Voice In Diverse Illness Experiences.
Participants will experience how poetry joins us empathetically, through its sound and structure as much as through its insistent invitation to share in diverse human experiences, and learn how it may help to heal even medicine itself.
Chair Diversity Investigator Awards
Our Chair Diversity Investigator Award program provides four grants of $50,000 each to young investigators whose research is focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and the elimination of health care disparities. Applications are now open for 2021. Learn more
Faculty Lens Advisors
In 2019, we created an innovative program to improve the diversity of our candidate pools, utilizing Faculty LENS Advisors (LENS = Leading to Enhance Excellence in the Navigation of Searches.) These are professors in our department, who have been given both funded protected time (20%) and training, along with staff support, to better identify diverse candidates for our professoriate searches. Learn more
Part of the Solution Vaccine Video Series
In this video series, Diversity and Inclusion Council members share why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, touching on topics like safety and efficacy, the health of their families and loved ones, their responsibility to protect vulnerable populations, and more. View videos
This initiative was designed to expose Meharry students to current research at Stanford and encourage connection between the two institutions. Learn more
Voices of the Department
Resources and Ways to Get Involved
We’ve compiled a list of resources and trainings to help you learn, grow, find support, get involved, and make an impact.
Self Care During Difficult Times
View our webpage that contains information about support and self-care during difficult times
Combatting Racial Injustice
We’ve compiled a list of resources for anti racism work
Join a council, submit an idea, partner with us, and learn more about the work we're doing.
Submit an Idea
Do you have an idea or suggestion for ways to improve diversity? We want to hear from you! Please submit your improvement idea here.
Connect with Us
Connect with us on social media by using the hashtag #StanDoMDiversity