A Committment to Diversity in the Biological Sciences

The BSD Office of Diversity and Inclusion was created to define and accelerate the role of diversity in research, education in medicine and the biological sciences, and the University of Chicago community. By creating a culture of diversity and inclusion, we can better serve our students, faculty, staff, and patients. To learn more about this initiative, read a message from Dean Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD »

Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People:
Ten Things Health Care Organizations Can Do

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:30
Billings, Room P 117

Harvey Headshot Green_thumb.jpg Harvey J. Makadon, MD, is the Director of Education and Training
Programs at The Fenway Institute and Professor of Medicine at
Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Makadon teaches about how to improve access to quality care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in health care settings around the country. Harvey directs the National LGBT Health Education Center, a HRSA funded cooperative agreement to improve the health care of LGBT people in community health centers.  His research focuses on identifying best practices for eliciting sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) from patients and how to incorporate this data in electronic health records to improve care and health outcomes.  RSVP's Requested but not Required - Click here  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


REEL TALK: A Video Lunch and Learn Series

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the University of Chicago Medicine Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Department present REEL TALK, a monthly video lunch and learn series where division-wide members across the UCMBSD community will watch a video and talk about issues that affect our communities. Screenings occur the second Monday of every Month. For more information, email culturalcompetence@uchospitals.edu.  Please join us for our next screening:

Color Blind Denial and White Privilege - Lecture by educator and activist Tim Wise
Monday, September 12 from 12:00 - 1:00 in Room M 137

Click here for the full REEL TALK Schedule.


Professional Development Opportunities

AAMC Minority Junior Faculty Career Development Seminar
September 15 - 18, 2016, San Antonio, Texas

Engage with thought leaders in academic medicine from across the United States for a professional development opportunity specifically tailored for junior faculty: senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors; and post docs (MD, MD/PhDs and PhDs) approaching or currently at the assistant professor level that aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.
Click here for details on how to register, to find a copy of the full meeting agenda, and for more information about the seminar. 

NCFDD Institutional Membership

Institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides an external mentoring community designed to help graduate students, post-docs, and junior and senior faculty members increase their research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance. For more information on becoming an institutional member, click here or visit the NCFDD's website.