December 4, 2020

Picture a Scientist Virtual Screening

The Department of Medicine is pleased to sponsor another screening of Picture a Scientist, a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.

Link to the film will be available Friday December 4.

November 13, 2020

Addressing inequities in care for patients with limited-English proficiency and serious illness

Rashmi Sharma, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
 

Medicine Grand Rounds
12-1pm, via zoom

November 8, 2020

National First-Generation College Celebration

The University of Washington proudly supports the experiences of first-generation students. For the fourth-straight year, the UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses are joining colleges and universities throughout the nation to participate in the National First-Generation College Celebration on Nov. 8.

Led by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success, the day is intended to celebrate the success and presence of first-generation college students, faculty and staff on campuses across the country.

Ways to participate.

November 2-6, 2020

Dr. Eddie Méndez Postdoctoral Symposium

The Dr. Eddie Méndez Postdoctoral Symposium recognizes outstanding diverse postdoctoral fellows from throughout the United States who are conducting cancer, infectious disease, or basic science research.

This symposium honors Dr. Eddie Méndez, a physician-scientist at Fred Hutch and cherished colleague and mentor. Originally from Puerto Rico, he died in 2018 from cancer. This award recognizes Dr. Méndez’s commitment to cancer research and to supporting early career scientists from underrepresented minority groups.
We welcome you to attend all of these seminars where this year’s cohort of nine outstanding postdoctoral fellows will share their science with the Fred Hutch community and beyond.

Nov. 2-6For more information and to register.

October 23-25, 2020

Picture a Scientist Virtual Screening

The Department of Medicine is pleased to sponsor a screening of Picture a Scientist, a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.

72-hour screening period available Friday Oct. 23

Register for the link to the screening room.

October 22, 2020

Global health and social justice discussion with the founders of Partners in Health

Free virtual event. Watch the award-winning documentary Bending the Arc and then join the founders of Partners in Health on Thursday, Oct. 22, 4pm PT  for an inspiring panel discussion at the intersection of global health and social justice. In this session you will meet Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl and Dr. Paul Farmer, the founders of Partners in Health, a nonprofit social justice organization with deep experience in treating infectious disease outbreaks globally, including COVID-19. Partners in Health is the subject of the best-selling book Mountains Beyond Mountains and the award-winning documentary Bending the Arc from executive producers Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Damon & Heidi Lindelof. The event will be moderated by Tabitha Jackson, director of The Sundance Film Festival.

Register for this event

October 15, 2020

The role of advocacy: moving the needle towards health equity

Presenter: Dr. Lily Cervantes (view bio)
Oct. 15, 5pm, via zoom

October 14, 2020

HMC Ethics Forum

“When Race/Racism is the Elephant in the Room: How to Bring up Race in Therapeutic Conversations and Not Come Undone.”

Speakers: Sherronda Jamerson and Robert Lewis

12-1pm, via zoom

October 16, 2020

Latinx and CKD: Inequities and Culturally Tailored Interventions

Presenter: Dr. Lily Cervantes (view bio)

8am, via zoom


Medicine Grand Rounds
Oct. 16, 12-1pm, via zoom

"Dialyzing the Undocumented: Driving policy with data"

Lilia Cervantes, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine and Office of Research, Denver Health, Denver, Colorado
Division of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Anschutz Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Biography

Dr. Cervantes received her medical degree and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her background as a first generation Latina directly informed her deep commitment to becoming a physician as well as her community service, programs, health policy activism, and research focused on promoting social justice in medical education and health equity. Dr. Cervantes has worked as a hospitalist physician at Denver Health, the safety-net hospital for the city of Denver for over 12 years and has dedicated her career to both creating a healthcare workforce that is diverse as well as conducting research to improve person-centered and clinical outcomes among undocumented and documented Latinx patients on dialysis. The catalyst for her interest in improving outcomes for Latinx patients with chronic kidney disease was a former undocumented Latina patient with kidney failure who struggled with emergency dialysis (dialysis in the emergency department when critically ill) and ultimately died. Funded by the RWJF, the Doris Duke Foundation, and the NIH, Dr. Cervantes demonstrated the worse outcomes of undocumented immigrants who rely on emergency dialysis. In 2019, as a result of Dr. Cervantes’ research and stakeholder engagement, Colorado Medicaid opted to include the diagnosis of kidney failure as a qualifying ‘emergency medical condition’ thereby expanding access to standard dialysis to undocumented immigrants.  In addition to her work with the undocumented kidney failure community, Dr. Cervantes is developing culturally tailored interventions that will address the social challenges faced by documented Latinx patients with chronic kidney disease.

December 7, 2020

Network of Minority Health Research Investigators West Regional Meeting

Registration for the 2020 NIH NIDDK Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) West Regional Meeting is now open. The virtual meeting, sponsored by the University of Washington, will be held on Dec. 7, 2020. Deadline for registration is Nov. 2, 2020. This meeting is limited to new NMRI members. To see if you qualify for NMRI Membership, please create an account and complete an enrollment form on the NMRI Online System.

September 18, 2020

Geography Matters: Residential Segregation, Race, and Health Outcomes

Rudolph A. Rodriguez, MD
Director of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, VAPSHCS
Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine
Professor, Division of Nephrology
University of Washington School of Medicine
 
Medicine Grand Rounds, 12-1pm, via zoom

August 26, 2020

Diversity Recruitment Open House

The Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) is to delighted to announce it will host a Diversity Recruitment Open House as part of NURF’s outreach efforts this recruitment season. This virtual Open House is intended to answer questions for medical students and residents from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds who are currently applying to programs at the University of Washington.

The meeting will open with brief presentations by leadership from NURF, the GME Office and the Office of Healthcare Equity to highlight the on-going projects and initiatives to help recruit and retain underrepresented (URM) residents, fellows and faculty.

Panel members will discuss specific actions UW Medicine is taking to strengthen our culture of anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion and the resources available for housestaff support.

Prospective candidates will be able to join break-out groups for the majority of the Zoom session, giving them a chance to ask questions about navigating the city, training programs and hospitals. The first break-out sessions will be organized, as much as possible, by specialty, and include applicants, current housestaff and faculty. The second break-out session will include only medical students and housestaff. After the break-out session, everyone will gather for final questions and a quick wrap-up of the evening.

  • Time: 6:30-8pm (Pacific Time), via zoom
  • Who: URM applicants from all departments, and current residents, fellows, and attendings from URM backgrounds and allies.
  • Please register for this event

For questions or comments, contact Nora Coronado

July 23-September 28, 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. 

Black caucus
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Dates (Thursday): July 23, Aug.13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24.

People of Color caucus
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Dates (Friday): July 24, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 11 and Sept. 25.

White caucus
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Dates (Monday): July 27, Aug. 17, Aug. 31, Sept. 14 and Sept. 28. 

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.

July 20, 2020

Kendi - How to be antiracist event flyer

How to be an Antiracist

The UW Health Sciences Common Book for this year will be: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.  

Please join a free live event with Ibram X. Kendi on Monday, July 20 at 4pm PDT. 

Register for this event 

2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist” on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. EDT with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. Dr. Dukes is the first African-American woman to serve as president of the College and has 30 years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education.

Praised as “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind” (New York Times), Kendi’s groundbreaking work has provided a major new counterpoint in the national conversation about race in America and resonates in this, our collective moment of reckoning.

Ibram X. Kendi is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, a professor of history, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is a columnist at The Atlantic and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of five books including “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; “How to Be an Antiracist”; “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and “Antiracist Baby,” illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky.

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
https://townhallseattle.org/event/josephine-ensign/

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