Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May marks the annual celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. In 1978 Congress proclaimed the first week of May as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.” Future Presidents continued this annual proclamation until 1992 when Congress and President George H.W. Bush signed a law designating the month of May to celebrate […]

2023 COVID Pandemic Awards (Links to an external site)

2023 COVID Pandemic Awards
The COVID pandemic created tremendous adversity for many individuals, communities, and healthcare systems. Many of our faculty, fellows, residents, and staff were instrumental in helping the Department thrive despite these challenges.

DEI House Staff Council hosted their How Did I Get Here? Speaker Series on April 12th

DEI House Staff Council hosted their How Did I Get Here? Speaker Series on April 12th
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion House Staff Council hosted their How Did I Get Here? Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 12th from 6-7:30pm.  This speaker series highlights faculty members from diverse backgrounds and their journeys in academic medicine. Thank you to Thomas A. Odeny, MD, MPH, PhD. Assistant Professor of Medicine from the Division of […]

OUTmed holds Queer Mentoring 2.0 Workshop

OUTmed holds Queer Mentoring 2.0 Workshop
On March 29. 2023 OUTmed hosted the Queer Mentoring 2.0 workshop which focused on various aspects of mentorship, how to get the most out of their OUTmentor mentorship groups, and how allies can best mentor LGBTQIA+ professionals.  Special thanks to Dr. Tony Dao (OUTmed director) and Dr. Tom De Fer (Associate Dean for Medical Student Education […]

Call for Applications – Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) & COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (CFRCS) – Deadline extended to April 15th

Call for Applications – Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) & COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (CFRCS) – Deadline extended to April 15th
The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) was developed to provide innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extraprofessional demands. The DDRCS provides broad-based education to raise awareness and implement new interventions, as well as resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extraprofessional challenges. Click here […]

Happy Ramadan!

Happy Ramadan!
By Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion • March 27, 2023 Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan this year. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will be celebrating and observing Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, we […]

2023 AWAM Lead Award (Links to an external site)

2023 AWAM Lead Award
AWAM is seeking nominations for a new prestigious DOM award for supporting and promoting women’s career advancement at Washington University School of Medicine – the first annual AWAM Leader in Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Award — to be presented after the upcoming 2nd Annual DOM Women in Medicine and Science Seminar, which will be held on […]

Black History Month Reflections

Black History Month Reflections
During Black History month, we hope you have time to reflect on the many historical sacrifices and important contributions of Black Americans to our American way of life. We do this in the spirit of sharing: Please see below for Black History Month events/activities being held at Washington University and in the St. Louis community.  […]

Diversity Residents Virtual Showcase hosts prospective URiM applicants

Diversity Residents Virtual Showcase hosts prospective URiM applicants
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) & Office of Diversity Programs along with IDEAS at DOM hosted the 6th annual Diversity Residents Showcase on January 27, 2023. The Virtual Showcase hosted over 60 prospective URiM applicants for residency programs across the School of Medicine.  The session included a mixture of interactive sessions and […]