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

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 […]

Call for Applications – Career Development Award Program in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder

This K12 program supports clinicians with multi-disciplinary mentored training in the area of substance use and substance use disorder with a focus on genetics. This program provides financial support and benefits that allow scholars to focus on research, supplemented by applicable coursework. The Spring Application Deadline is 5:00pm (CST) on March 1, 2023. For more […]

Call for applications – KL2 Career Development Award

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is currently seeking applications for the KL2 Career Development Award Program, aimed at incoming or current junior faculty interested in clinical and translational research. This program provides financial support and infrastructure allowing scholars protected time to perform research and engage in formal didactic […]

Call for applications for the Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI) & the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is accepting applications for programsproviding advanced training in Clinical Investigation! Postdocs, Fellows, Faculty, Jr. Faculty,and Instructors are encouraged to apply for the Mentored Training Program in ClinicalInvestigation (MTPCI) and the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI). For information on MTPCI, please click here. For information on MSCI, please […]

Call for Applications – TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program

The TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program is accepting applications throughMarch 1, 2023 for programs providing advanced training in Clinical Investigation. Learn how to successfully integrate and promote evidence-based interventions in new clinical settings. Postdocs and MD Clinical Fellows are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

Programming and Events for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration

January 16-20, 2023 Washington University – School of Medicine Campus: Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) – 4th Annual MLK Commemoration Week 2023: Amplifying Voices Through Courageous Storytelling. Please register to attend and encourage your teams and colleagues to do the same! Washington University – Danforth Campus: Saint Louis Community

OUTmed hosts OUTmentor roundtable discussions on October 5th

OUTMed hosted an OUTmentor workshop on the evening of October 5th.  The evening consisted of roundtable discussions regarding LGBTQIA+ people in the work place, how to deal with microaggressions, intersectionality, spousal hires, and being out at work.

MEDA Career Seminar Series kicks off

MEDA kicked off their new Career Seminar Series on September 22nd with speaker Dr. Gabriel Mbalaviele.  Dr. Mbalaviele’s talk was entitled “How I ended up studying inflammasomes”.  Our second seminar followed on October 27th with speaker Dr. Amanda Smith who presented “Be your own champion and embrace the unexpected”.

OUTmed holds Annual Meet & Greet

OUTmed held their annual Meet & Greet on October 19th where the WUSM LGBTQIA+ community and allies networked and celebrated their identities.  Thank you to Dean De Fer for hosting us!

Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) – now known as Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS) at Department of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Dear Department of Medicine colleagues, We are excited to announce that the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) will now be known as Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS) at Department of Medicine. This name change is intended to better reflect our core values and encompass all of the ongoing and new efforts […]

Fall Learning and Training Updates

Diversity 1.0 – 4.0 – In our continuing effort to uphold our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Racial Justice; we are offering DOM wide virtual training for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion courses –  1.0, 2.0, 3.0. and 4.0.  These foundational courses are 1 hour each and are required for all members of the Department […]

Fall 2022 Residency Programs Showcase

The Offices of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Diversity Programs in conjunction with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity in the Department of Medicine hosted the Fall Residency Programs Virtual on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 1:00-4:00pm. The Residency Showcase hosted over 125 prospective URM applicants for residency programs across the School of Medicine.  The session included […]

“Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Time management strategies for navigating academic medicine”

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) and the Office of FacultyDevelopment (OFD) in the Department of Medicine along with the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) and Goldfarb School of Nursing co-sponsored the August 30th Career Development Seminar with visiting speaker Susan Johnson, MD, MS.  Dr. Johnson presented on “Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Time management strategies for navigating academic medicine.   […]

Department of Medicine sponsors event featuring antiracist scholar and author, Ibram X. Kendi, PhD (Links to an external site)

With Left Bank Books, the Department of Medicine sponsored an evening with Ibram X. Kendi, PhD as he discussed his new book, How to Raise an Antiracist, a follow-up to his international best seller, How to Be an Antiracist. Held at The Grandel Theatre on June 21st, Kendi talked about How to Raise an Antiracist and how every parent, […]

Department of Medicine’s OUTmed program “Together Again” at PrideFest 2022 (Links to an external site)

OUTmed, a forum for LGBTQIA+ identified faculty, trainees, staff, and allies at Washington University School of Medicine, returned as a sponsor of PrideFest 2022, held June 25 and 26th in downtown St. Louis. The event theme, “Together Again” reflects PrideSTL’s excitement to hold the community celebration again after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. OUTmed […]

MEDA: Making a difference for underrepresented trainees and junior faculty

Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) is a new program designed to foster and support the careers of trainees who belong to diverse groups. Sponsored by the Department of Medicine’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, MEDA is open to all within the Washington University School of Medicine community interested in the shared goal of promoting […]

Diversity House Staff Council Kicks Off New Speaker Series on May 17th

The Diversity House Staff Council kicked off a new speaker series called How Did I Get Here? on May 17th at 6:00pm.  Assistant Professor, Juan Reyes Genere, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology was the first speaker.  This new series highlights faculty members from diverse backgrounds and their journeys in academic medicine.

Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) hosts Virtual Open House for the Department of Medicine Residency & Fellowship Programs

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) hosted a Virtual Open House for the Department of Medicine Residency & Fellowship Programs on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:30-8:00pm.  The Virtual Open House was an opportunity for perspective residents and fellows to learn more about our programs and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  The agenda included remarks […]

OUTmed Hosts Queerer Mentoring Workshop (Links to an external site)

On March 30th, OUTmed, LGBTQ+med, and the Academy of Educators hosted the first-ever Queerer Mentoring Workshop. Over 35 faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and students attended from across the School of Medicine for this workshop and networking event. 

New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources from the Research Development Office (RDO)

The Research Development Office (RDO) announces new resources for building diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through research activities and proposals. The new website provides guidelines to adopt practices and develop plans to address long-standing and emerging challenges in DEI. The website introduces: For guidance on developing DEI plans in your research application, please contact Kurt […]

Shayna Bradford, PhD Receives Funding for HEaR Initiative

Shayna Bradford, PhD (Postdoctoral Scholar in Division of Nephrology) – Received $55,000 in grant funding from the Feuerstein Health & Wellness Center in the Becker Medical Library and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, in addition to support from the Division of Nephrology, to provide social justice, inclusion and equity curated literature and programming for the Healing […]

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: Below are some activities to guide your reflection beyond Black History Month:

Anthony Dao, MD named new Director of OUTmed program (Links to an external site)

Anthony Dao, MD has been appointed the new Director of the OUTmed program for the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. OUTmed began in 2017 as a forum for LGBTQIA+-identified faculty, trainees, employees and allies. Since its inception, we have successfully increased the visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community at the School of Medicine, […]

OUTmed Spotlighted in Next Steps in Derm (Links to an external site)

In an effort to shed light on the importance of incorporating LGBTQ+ health in medical curriculums and understanding the role that dermatologists play in caring for LGBTQ+ patients, Next Steps in Derm reached out to Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of LGBTQ Initiatives in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. […]