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Trust and Authenticity: Building Sustained Relationships with Our Colleagues and Those We Serve

Uptown Campus
Hutchinson, 1430 Tulane Avenue
1st floor Auditorium

Featuring Dave McIntosh, PhD

Dave McIntosh, PhD

Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Participants will:
1. Be exposed to quantitative and qualitative data that illuminates a new perspective on inclusion, diversity, and health
2. Think critically about the intersection of identity and experiences, so we consider inclusion and diversity from a novel perspective
3. Reflect on our role in building trust and being authentic with ourselves, those we work with, and those we serve
4. Find intrinsic motivation to take action

Dave McIntosh, PhD is an experienced professional with fifteen years of experience doing diversity work within higher education institutions. Dave joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in January of 2018 as the Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. Prior, Dr. McIntosh was a leader in the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville where he served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Urban Health Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer, and led many mission and accreditation critical functions that relate to diversity, climate, community engagement, and pipeline programs. Prior to joining the University of Louisville, Dave
worked at Texas A&M University in a variety of capacities in the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, as well as in the College of Medicine, where he served as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity.

Throughout his career, Dave has served on numerous boards and committees and has been a noted speaker and presenter on diversity matters at the Association American of Medical Colleges and health care conferences. His work has focused on creating equitable workplaces for all people by evaluating the climate, measuring the presence of diversity in the environment and assessing the policies, programs, procedures and structures of organizations to ensure
equitable outcomes from systems.  

Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ripon College (WI), a master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri, and a doctor of philosophy in Higher Education Administration and Sociology from Texas A&M University, where he graduated with distinguished honors. In his academic work, Dave’s research examines race and oppression utilizing phenomenology and critical race theory, as well as assessment and campus climate.

Lunch will be provided
This presentation will also be livestreamed. Link to the livestreaming will be sent out the day of the event.

Multicultural Affairs Office
School of Medicine

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