Inclusion 2021

In February 2021, the Diversity and Inclusion Council launched Inclusion 2021, a yearlong virtual celebration of diversity with engaging monthly programming and events to make inclusion a practice across the department.

The program kicked off with Black History Month Grand Rounds, which brought nationally recognized diversity and inclusion leaders to speak about issues such as the critical need to diversify faculty and the politics of representation in health care.

More information on our 2021 Inclusion programming will be shared on this page.

Click here to view our 2022 Inclusion programming.

Upcoming Events

Cafecito and Conversations: Featuring the HARTS Lab

Friday, Oct. 15, 9 - 10 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 917 9617 8510

Password: 827771

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.

Past Events

February 3, 2021

Adversity and Cardiovascular Disease: Mapping Sociobiological Mechanisms and Precision Health Interventions

Michelle Albert, MD, MPH - Director of the CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR DiseasE (NURTURE Center) and Associate Dean of Admissions for UCSF School of Medicine, and President of the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.

February 10, 2021

Diversity is the Ultimate ‘Anti-Racism’ Statement

Quinn Capers, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and Vice-Chair for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern

February 11, 2021

Foods From Around the World: Sharing Pictures, Recipes, and Stories

Join the Department of Medicine community for an afternoon of sharing pictures, recipes, and stories.


February 17, 2021

Delivering on DEI - Moving Beyond Pipelines to Accountability and Measurable Change

Carla Pugh, MD, PhD - Professor of Surgery and Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center at Stanford

Hannah Valantine, MD, MBBS - Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of the Team Science Initiative at Stanford

Terrance Mayes, MS, PhD - Associate Dean for Equity and Strategic Initiatives, and the Executive Director of the Commission on Justice and Equity at Stanford

Tamara Dunn, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at Stanford

February 24, 2021

The Politics of Representation: On Diversity, Inclusion and Justice

Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH - Pediatrician and Child and Community Health Advocate, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

March 3, 2021

Structural Competence: A Pathway to Kidney Health Equity

Deidra Crews, MD, ScM - Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine

March 10, 2021

WellMD Update: Stanford Efforts to Promote Physician Well-being

Tait Shanafelt, MD - Director of the Stanford WellMD Center, Chief Wellness Officer for Stanford Medicine

May 13, 2021

Empowering Asian Americans In Healthcare

Jennifer Young, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Joy Wu, MD, PhD, associate professor of endocrinology

July 21, 2021

All Staff Meeting: Understanding JEDI Terminology

Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, Special Advisor for DEI Programs, Senior Research Scholar at the Clayman Institute

April 14, 2021

The Invisibility of Anti-Asian American racism

Michael C. Lu MD, MS, MPH - Dean, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

June 24, 2021

Juneteenth Inclusion Rounds: Black Joy Matters: An Exploration of Healing, Resilience, and Liberation

Terrance Mayes, MD Associate Dean for Equity and Strategic Initiatives and the Executive Director of the Commission on Justice and Equity at Stanford

May 5, 2021

Asian Health: Past, Present, and Future

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS - Professor of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health; Scientific Director of Precision Genomics and Pharmacogenomics in Primary Care, Stanford Division of Primary Care and Population Health; Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE)

Bryant Lin, MD, MEng - Clinical Associate Professor, Primary Care and Population Health

July 15, 2021

DEI Share a Haiku Event

Join the DEI Staff Committee for this Share a Haiku Event. Participants are welcome to write an original haiku or share one by an author.


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