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 […]
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 […]
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:
Victoria J. Fraser, MD, blazed a path to the top of academic medicine, and then turned her attention to smoothing out the bumps on the path for women and members of other under-represented groups who came behind her. Read More
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, […]
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. […]
The realization that it can be difficult for LGBTQ faculty, staff and students to connect, develop networking relationships and find mentors helped lead to the creation of OUTmed at the School of Medicine.