June 25, 26, 29, 2020

Race-based caucuses

The UW Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity is hosting virtual affinity groups and race-based caucuses for UW Medicine employees to have more formalized, supportive spaces to talk, be heard and grieve. 

There will be three separate virtual caucus groups:

Staff who wish to participate are asked to join the group that they identify with. Each group will have a facilitator and virtual breakout rooms will be used for discussions. While facilitators will take notes, no one will be identified and the gatherings will not be recorded. Learn more about UW Medicine’s new race-based caucuses and affinity groups. Employees can also review this list of resources to help educate themselves on healthcare equity and racism in the United States.

May 29, 2020

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

This virtual workshop is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in transitioning to independent researchers. Undergraduates that are interested in attending graduate school in the near future may also attend.

Presentation Overview:

  • • New Eligibility Criteria
  • • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits & more
  • • Finding a Faculty Mentor and Project
  • • Application Components
  • • Process/Timeline

RSVP for this workshop.

May 27, 2020

UW Health Equity Conference

Presented by the Housestaff Quality and Safety Committee and the Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows, this conference will feature keynotes by Dr. Tumaini Coker & Dr. Russell Migita, and breakout sessions with faculty facilitators from a wide range of disciplines on healthcare equity issues. This is a great opportunity to learn more about various healthcare equity issues from diverse perspectives, meet potential mentors, and help design solutions.

May 27, 6-8:30pm, via Zoom. Meeting ID: 311 782 5083. Contact Nora Coronado for more information.

March 5, 2020

"Advancing Healthcare Equity at UW Medicine"

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Speaker: Paula Houston
Director, Healthcare Equity, UW Medicine

When/where: 8am, Health Sciences T-625 or zoom

February 27-28, 2020

Faculty Workshop: Developing Successful NIH Diversity Supplements 

Lynn Morin, an NIH Project Officer, who oversees the review process, presented on how to prepare a successful application, including the new eligibility criteria that was released last year.

What are Diversity Supplements?

Diversity Supplements are administrative grants that tie into existing NIH grants held by faculty. They directly align with the UW Diversity Blueprint, increasing a diverse student body and future workforce. Supplements provide additional funding for research, professional development and academic support (i.e., tuition, stipend and health insurance), with funding available for up to 4 years.

How much support do they provide students?

The average annual cost of hiring a graduate or post-doctoral student Research Assistant ranges from $65-80K. A Diversity Supplement will defray these costs by adding supplemental grant funding, so that faculty can focus on mentorship and research. Grant requests may provide up to 5 years of funding, which includes additional research funds, tuition, stipend and health insurance.

February 20, 2020

"From Policy to Culture Change: Addressing Microaggressions and Macroaggressions in the Clinical Encounter"

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Speaker: Dr. Dinushika Mohottige, PGY-7 Nephrology Fellow, Duke University Medical Center

February 13, 2020

"Race-based Therapies - The Case of Hypertension in African Americans

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds  
Speaker: Dr. Chinyere Obimba, UW Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine

January 26, 2020

Common Book Author Josephine Ensign will discuss her book, "Catching Homelessness"

She will also include content and ideas from her 2018 UCSF Medical Humanities book, Soul Stories: Voices from the Margins and her soon-to-be published Johns Hopkins University book provisionally titled Skid Road: The Intersection of Health and Homelessness in an American Frontier City--about the history and current situation of homelessness in Seattle-King County. That book includes her oral history interviews of many social workers, nurses, physicians, clergy, and activists in Seattle. This Town Hall event will counter the "Seattle is Dying" narrative and will focus on what works and how people can become better informed and involved.

Where: Town Hall, 2pm

October 30, 2019

14 Annual Latino Health Forum "Resilience in the Latino Community: Uniting our Voices to Improve Latino Well-being"

Sea Mar Community Health Centers celebrates its 14th Annual Latino Health Forum, a one-day conference event that broadens the discussion about Latino health to include social justice, community partnerships, and strategies to advance healthcare and policy priorities that improve the health of Latinos.

Where: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188, 8am-4pm

For more information and to register, visit the Sea Mar website

October 18, 2019

Ijeoma Uluo

Race, Racism & Public Health: A Roundtable Discussion

Ijeoma Uluo, author of the 2019-2020 UW Health Sciences Common Book, “So You Want to Talk About Race,” will lead a series of events:

  • A Conversation with Students, 10am-11am Foege Auditorium (Genome Sciences Building, Room 060)
  • Public Presentation 11:30am-1:20pm, Hogness Auditorium (Health Sciences Building, Room A-420)
  • Race, Racism & Public Health: A Roundtable Discussion, 3:30pm-5pm, Hogness Auditorium (Health Sciences Building, Room A-420)

October 14 - November 23, 2019

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library is pleased to present the traveling exhibit, "Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons" from October 14 through November 23, 2019.

The exhibition celebrates pioneering African-American academic surgeons and their medical and educational contributions to the field of medicine. The trailblazing surgeons highlighted in this exhibition paved the way for the future medical practitioners an opened doors to improved health care for the African American community.

It is free and open to the public during regular library hours.

This exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

Location: Health Sciences Library, 2nd Floor

October 10-12, 2019

AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Seminar

This seminar is designed for associate professor level faculty who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. Attendees will gain many benefits during this new blended-learning program, which will address the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally responsive approach. 

Location: AAMC Learning Center, Washington DC

For more information, please visit the AAMC website

The Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement (CMFA) is willing to share 50 percent of the cost with your department for this conference. If you are interested, please contact Nora Coronado

October 3, 2019

Healthcare Equity Book Club discussion of "Hunger" by Roxane Gay

Healthcare Equity Book Club selections cover topics that better contextualize and further our ability to address issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, sizeism, ageism, classism, heterosexism, gender discrimination, religious intolerance, discrimination on the basis of appearance and other oppressive conditions.

The Healthcare Equity Book Club aims to provide a safe space where attendees can de-stress, gain new perspectives and foster a sense of community across UW Medicine.

Location: 4001 E. Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195, 4:30-6:30pm

June 27-30, 2019

AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

The three day Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. The seminar will help participants develop key professional competencies that build skills in grant writing and communications, while expanding their network of colleagues and role models.

Location: Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

For more information, please visit the AAMC website

The Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement (CMFA) is willing to share 50 percent of the cost with your department for this conference. If you are interested, please contact Nora Coronado

June 4, 2019

Dr. Eddie Mendez Post-Doctoral Symposium

The Eddie Mendez Symposium recognizes six underrepresented minority post-doctoral scholars from across the nation for outstanding research in cancer biology.

Location: Fred Hutch Pelton Auditorium, 9am-2pm

For more information, please visit the Fred Hutch website

May 23, 2019

"Update on Health Care Disparities: 15 years since Unequal Treatment"

Dr. Alicia Fernandez is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Her expertise is in health and health care disparities, with a strong focus on diabetes, Latino health, immigrant health, and language barriers. 

May 22, 2019

"The clinical, educational, and research infrastructure for the care of vulnerable populations at San Francisco General Hospital"

Dr. Alicia Fernandez is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Her expertise is in health and health care disparities, with a strong focus on diabetes, Latino health, immigrant health, and language barriers. 

Location: Waterfront Activities Center, 6:30-8:30pm

Host: Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement (CMFA)/Center for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (CEDI)

May 14, 2019

"Equity, Diversity & Inclusion"

19th Annual Faculty Development Day

Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, 8:30am-4pm

Speakers: UW Medicine Healthcare Equity Team: Paula Houston, EdD and Pat Dawson, MD, PhD, FACS

Topics for discussion include:

  1.  The history of racialized medicine
  2.  The daily impact of implicit biases and microaggressions
  3.  Skill-building on how to respond to inappropriate comments (from patients, peers, others)
  4.  Leading change to a more equitable and diverse environment

Sponsor: UW School of Medicine Office of Faculty Develpment

Please register for this event. 

May 7, 2019

Health Equity Conference

Learn about healthcare equity and collaborate with executives, faculty, trainees, and students from a wide range of disciplines to improve our health system. 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Leo Morales, UW School of Medicine Chief Diversity Officer

Location: Harborview R&T 117, 6-8pm

April 25, 2019

"Understanding Health Disparities and Equity through the lens of Kidney Disease"

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Presenter: Neil Powe, MD, MBA, MPH
University of California San Francisco

March 14, 2019

"Social and Biological Determinants of Kidney Disease in African Americans”

Dr. Bessie Young, professor of medicine (Nephrology), associate chair for diversity and inclusion, Department of Medicine, UW School of Medicine

Location: Health Sciences D209, 11:30am-12:30pm
Science in Medicine Lecture

January 24, 2019

"Race in medicine: What you see isn't what you get"

Speaker: Naomi Shike, Clinical Instructor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Location: Health Sciences T625, 8-9am
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

January 17, 2019

"Why is Jack more likely to become department chair than Jill?"

Speaker: Dr. Molly Carnes
Dr. Carnes is a professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directs the Center for Women’s Health Research in the School of Medicine and Public Health and co-directs the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) in the College of Engineering. 

Her research treats the influence of stereotypes on cognitive processing as habits, and she mobilizes behavioral change strategies to help faculty in medicine, science, and engineering “break the bias habit”. 

Location: Health Sciences T-625, 8-9am
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

January 14, 2019

“Care of and Advocacy for Gender Diverse Patients: Seeing through a Trauma Informed Lens”

Speaker: Dr. Corinne Heinen, clinical associate professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Location: Turner Auditorium, 6:30-8:30pm

Sponsor: UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (UWNURF) Diversity Lecture Series

November 6, 2018

"Erased Minorities – The Model Minority Myth & Health Disparities in the API Community"

Speaker: Dr. Jess Guh
Dr. Guh is a Chinese American family medicine provider at Swedish Family Medicine and ICHS Holly Park Clinic. She is an outspoken activist on issues related to race, privilege, class, and medicine. She has worked extensively with organizations about race and diversity, providing services including lectures, workshops, and consulting.

Sponsors: Center for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (CEPI) | Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

March 2, 2017

Reducing disparities in health outcomes: NIMHD agenda on equity

Speaker: Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health

October 20, 2016

"Read the signs? Helping patients achieve health literacy in health care

Speaker: Dr. Ebony Boulware, professor and head of General Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine

February 26, 2015

Naming, Measuring, and Addressing Racism and Other Systems of Structured Inequity” 

Speaker: Camara Phyllis Jones, senior fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute