Jan 27 - Jan 30
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon - Thu

First-ever Inclusion 2020 Week

The Department of Medicine hosted its first-ever Inclusion 2020 Week from January 27 through January 30. The campus community joined the Diversity and Inclusion Council for four days of events aiming to celebrate, support and nurture diversity and inclusion both at Stanford and in the communities we serve. Highlights included an introduction by Department Chair Bob Harrington, a series of Grand Rounds speakers, social gatherings and mixers, informative poster presentations and breakout sessions for smaller conversation.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn through meaningful discussion on pressing topics such as implicit bias, a culture of feedback, stigmatizing language, mentorship, self-care during difficult times and more.

View the full schedule below. And join the conversation with our hashtag, #StanDOMDiversity.

We also put together an equity wall for the event and need your input about how to best foster a culture of inclusivity within our department. Please take a moment to share your thoughts here


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Featured Events

January 28

Staff Event with Mitchell Lunn: "Conducting Community-Engaged Research with LGBTQ+ Communities"

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Alway M114 or by Zoom

Audience: Staff. RSVP required

Mitchell Lunn, MD, assistant professor of nephrology, will present on his community engaged research with LGBTQ+ communities.

January 29

Special Medicine Grand Rounds with Hannah Valantine: “Creating Institutional Cultures of Inclusive Excellence: The NIH Strategy”

Time: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Location: LKSC Berg Hall

Audience: Entire Department of Medicine community

In 2014, Hannah Valantine, MD, left Stanford for a newly created position at the National Institutes of Health: chief officer of scientific workforce diversity. She will present strategies to create inclusive cultures.

January 30

Workshop and Meditation with Tia Rich: "The Power of the Pause: Practical Contemplative Skills for Nourishing Resilience for Inclusion and Diversity"

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Windhover Contemplative Center

Audience: Faculty and staff. RSVP required. 

Resilience flourishes when rooted in presence—the embodied awareness animating open-hearted engagement in your life and the lives of others. Learn simple, practical skills for sustaining presence and deepening resilience. 

Full Schedule

Monday, Jan. 27

Faculty Meeting Kickoff Event

Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: LK101

Audience: Faculty

Department Chair Bob Harrington, MD, will kick off Inclusion 2020 week with a presentation about the Faculty Diversity LENS program and other initiatives during our monthly Faculty Meeting. 

Note: Lunch will be provided.

Reflections and Announcements

View key announcements and reflections from Inclusion 2020 week.

Harrington Announces New Diversity Initiatives

On Monday, January 27, Department Chair Bob Harrington announced several new programs and initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion. Learn more below.

View Peter Poullos's presentation


View key announcements and reflections from Inclusion 2020 week.


View all event photos here.