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Diversity Corner

April 30, 2024

You voted and we listened! As we embark on our fourth year of Inclusion-focused programming, we are thrilled to announce that Inclusion 2024 is focused on the theme of allyship. We are excited to explore together what allyship means to each of us and shed light on the big and small ways people have shown up for others and how others can show up for us. 

What is allyship? 

Guided by an understanding of allyship as a verb, not a noun; as an action, not an identity, we will spend 2024 cultivating shared spaces for the exploration of our diverse and multifaceted experiences with allyship. 

As in the Association of American Medical College’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) report quoting Forbes, we define allyship as “a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people.” Through allyship we develop strategies that support everyone as we create more respectful and inclusive workplace environments.

We invite everyone in the Department of Medicine community to review and carefully consider the conceptual framework for allyship outlined by GWIMS below. We hope it will provide us all with a solid foundation for our joint learning journey with Inclusion programming, and a helpful reference point we can return to, again and again.

If you would like to learn more about allyship, including what it means, its history, and what has been written on the subject, check out the AAMC’s full GWIMS Toolkit, “A Guide to Allyship.”

Announcing our new Community Allyship Video Spotlight Series–Participate now!

In addition to asking our Inclusion Rounds presenters this year to engage with our annual theme, we are looking forward to Inclusion 2024’s new Community Allyship Video Spotlight Series, which will feature (faculty/staff/trainee) community members each month talking about what allyship means and looks like to them and sharing their most cherished memories of when people showed up for them, in big and small ways. 

If you would like to nominate someone with a great perspective on allyship or a unique allyship story to tell, please contact the central communications team at

We hope you will participate in this new series–the more voices represented, the better!

In solidarity, 

Tamara Dunn & Wendy Caceres, Associate Chairs of Diversity & Inclusion

Stephanie Harman, Associate Chair for Women in Medicine

Arghavan Salles, Special Advisor for DEI Programs


Resources for Combating Racism

We’ve compiled a list of resources from Stanford LEAD, Stanford Medicine's Diversity Cabinet. the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and other groups to help you learn, grow, find support, get involved, and make an impact. 


Funding Opportunities

Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

The Chair Diversity Investigator Awards program supports research that addresses health inequity, social determinants of health, cultural competence, outcomes improvement, health system access/utilization for racial, ethnic, and sexual and gender minorities, among many other possibilities. The awards are open to Instructors and Assistant Professors (all lines), whose primary appointment is in the Department of Medicine. 

Dr. Fernando Mendoza HERO (Health Equity Research and Opportunity) Award 

Granted annually to a Stanford medical student who embodies the passion and commitment to advance health equity through research and community engagement. 

Dr. Miquell Miller Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Granted annually to a GME trainee (resident or fellow) who embodies the passion and commitment to expand diversity and inclusion efforts at Stanford. 

DEI Library

Stanford Martin Luther King Jr Research and Education Institute


Annals of Internal Medicine: Life After May 25


"Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

In her new book of essays, poet and author Cathy Park Hong blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America.


Race at Work

Race at Work is a Harvard Business Review podcast that explores the role race plays in our work and lives. 


New England Journal of Medicine: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion That Matter


Still Processing Podcast

Still Processing is a New York Times culture podcast hosted by Jenna Wortham, who works for the New York Times Magazine, and Wesley Morris, the paper's critic at large. 


The Black Experience at Work in Charts

A new McKinsey report takes a research-driven look at Black Americans’ experience in the U.S. workplace. 

Lactation Resources

Resources for employees who  are pumping or expressing breast milk while on campus or at work.


For additional tips for successful breastfeeding after returning to work, please contact the University WorkLife Office via their support request form.

The Department of Medicine and Lactation Council (WellMD/WellPhD) has appointed a faculty advocate to assist faculty and trainees in optimizing their workplace lactation plan and overcoming any barriers. Dr. Jessie (Kittle) Markovits hosts an informational Zoom meeting on the last Tuesday of each month and is available for individual meetings by request. To schedule an individual meeting or receive the Zoom link and details for the group meeting, email