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Education - Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

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The School of Medicine has developed a variety of educational and training programs to help recruit, support, and retain a diverse community of residents, students, faculty, and staff. These programs are focused on helping  everyone to understand the complexities of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and how to create an environment where all can feel safe and included.

Grand Rounds

In recent years, the School of Medicine has utilized the tradition of medical education delivered through Grand Rounds to broaden and inform conversations around equity, diversity, and inclusion within its community. In addition to school-wide Grand Rounds sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, individual departments have also used Grand Rounds to lead to insightful discussions of EDI among their faculty, residents, and students. A sample of recent offerings is included below.

Deming Department of Medicine:

  • “Implicit Bias in Healthcare” -- Quinn Capers, MD, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, November 2020
  • “COVID-19: African American and Minority Mortality: Patient Outcomes and Public Health Responses” -- Keith Ferdinand, MD, Professor of Medicine and Gerald S. Berenson Chair in Preventative Cardiology, Tulane School of Medicine, June 2020
  • “Creating Safe and Equitable Environments in Academic Medicine” -- Reshma Jagsi, MD, the 2019 C. Thorpe Ray Visiting Professor Tulane School of Medicine;  Newman Family Professor, Deputy Chair, Radiation Oncology, Director, Center For Bioethics in Social Sciences and Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, December 2019
  • "Dismantling Racism in Medicine" -- Joseph Truglio, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine/Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai Hospital, June 2019

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences:

  • “Childhood Adversities in Communities of Color: Implication for Health Care Providers” -- Denese Shervington, MD, MPH, Humanistic Integrative Psychiatry, CEO/President, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, November 2019
  • “Racism and Psychiatry: Origins and Contemporary Issues & Interventions” -- Kim Gordon-Achebe, MD, FAPA, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Director of Intensive Services, Hope Health Systems, Inc., August 2019
  • “Lift the Veil: Broadening the Considerations of Racism-Based Trauma” -- Curtis Davis, Jr., PhD, LMSW, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi and Samantha Francois, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sonja Bilger Romanowski, Early Career Professor, Tulane University School of Social Work, July 2019