A Medical Campus Committed to Diversity

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences was created to define and accelerate the role of diversity in research, medical education, patient care, 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.  

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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

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.