Diwali is one of the most significant and widely celebrated festivals in India and among Hindu communities around the world. Diwali is a festival that celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. It has deep-rooted religious and cultural significance and is celebrated with enthusiasm and joy, fostering unity […]
Native American Heritage Month is observed during the month of November in celebration and recognition of the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, contributions, and history of Native American and Indigenous peoples in the United States. The origins of Native American Heritage Month can be traced back to the efforts of various individuals and organizations who […]
The Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) Program in collaboration with the Washington University Black Postdoc Society kicked off their 2023-24 Career Seminar series with a breakfast roundtable discussion on August 29th with visiting speaker Dr. Lourdes Soto de Laurido. Dr. Soto de Laurido is Acting Dean at the University of Puerto Rico, School […]
September 15th to 17th is Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah and it is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is also known as the “Days of Renewed Responsibility,” and begins at sunset on day one and ends at nightfall the next. The […]
The History Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This observation began in 1968 with Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. It was expanded […]
On Tuesday, August 22nd the Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program hosted their first Gateway to Residency Program event. Sixteen selected fourth-year medical students participated in a highly focused workshop that prepared them to submit for the upcoming residency application cycle. Participants had the opportunity to: A big thank you to the Internal Medicine Residents […]
Women’s Equality Day is a celebration of the nineteenth amendment to the constitution which gave women the right to vote. This amendment was passed in 1920 and it banned states and the federal government from withholding the right to vote based on sex. This was a historic amendment and a massive victory for the cause […]
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 for more […]
IDEAS at DOM hosted their Summer Welcome & Networking event for trainees and faculty on Sunday, July 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm. The event used community-building activities to encourage guests to meet and interact with each other.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law on July 26, 1990 and was signed by President George H.W. Bush. In his remarks, President George H. W. Bush famously said, “And now I sign legislation which takes a sledgehammer to another wall, one which has for too many generations separated Americans with disabilities from the […]
IDEAS at DOM welcomes Takisha Jethroe as the new IDEAS at DOM Program Coordinator! Takisha is originally from Louisiana where she completed a BA in English Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University. She joined Washington University 2 years ago as a Rater in Psychiatry where she successfully recruited expectant moms for the CUDDEL study (Cannabis […]
On June 13th, Dr. Angela Brown, Vice Chair of Health Equity, and Jill Mantia, Director of IT Special Projects, for the Department of Medicine presented a workshop on “Translating Dashboard Data into Actionable DEI and Faculty Development Strategies” at the AAMC 2023 Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Joint […]
OUTmed returned as an Equality sponsor of St. Louis PrideFest 2023 held June 24th and 25th in downtown St. Louis. The theme for 2023 Pride St. Louis was Diversity Creates Community. OUTmed coordinated opportunities for WashU Med faculty, trainees, residents, students, staff, and allies to participate throughout the weekend. Volunteers helped to staff a booth offering […]
IDEAS at DOM hosted an event at the home of Dr. Angela Brown, Vice Chair for Health Equity, on Sunday, June 4th to celebrate our graduating Internal Medicine residents and fellows. We also had an opportunity to meet some of our incoming Internal Medicine residents!
IDEAS at DOM (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship & Social Justice) is pleased to introduce the HEaR Initiative to the Department of Medicine. The HEaR Initiative (Healing Equity and Reflection) aims to provide a safe space for individuals to process micro-aggressions and community trauma, to reflect on personal biases, to explore allyship, and to engage in […]
Dear colleagues, On June 19th, we celebrate Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States following the Civil War. In Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Grander announced the end of the Civil War and that those enslaved were now free. This announcement, however, came two and […]
Pride Month is a time for LGBTQ+ people to uplift and celebrate their freedom to live authentically. The LGBTQ+ community deserves affirmed, safe, supported, joyful, and mentally healthy lives. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in […]
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 […]
The Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) program hosted a Mentoring Roundtable session for their 2nd Annual Symposium on May 4th. The mentoring roundtables made up of MEDA mentors and mentees focused on discussions on career development, promotions, personalizing your grad/med school experience, faculty job search, granstmanship, and promoting/supporting DEI in STEM.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
Dr. Ross, MD, MPH is an Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and Associate Dean for Diversity at Washington University School of Medicine. His reputation as a kidney specialist, a developer of long-term health equity programs locally, nationally, and globally is legendary.
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 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 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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The DOM Vice Chair for Health Equity and Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) hosted a Summer Welcome & Networking event for URiM trainees and faculty on Sunday, August 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. The event used community building activities to encourage guests to meet and interact with each other.
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
This Sunday, June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War.
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 […]
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship & Social Justice (IDEAS) debuted a new video for on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine to use for the 2022 Internal Medicine Fellowship Interview season. DOM 2022 Fellowship Video
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]