Diversity Dialogues

Monthly Diversity Dialogues

Diversity Dialogues are monthly brown bag lunchtime conversation on engaging topics, facilitated by members of the Medicine and Biological Sciences faculty and staff, and by researchers from across the University. The topics addressed include leadership development, health, and diversity.

Held the fourth Thursday of each month in Room J 103, Diversity Dialogues are free and open to the public. Light snacks are provided. 

Upcoming Diversity Dialogues

Future speakers and corresponding topics include:

  • Donna Lemmenes, January 26, 2017 - "Does race impact nurses’ perception of ethical climate?"
  • Investigators have reported that Black nurses are more likely to leave their positions and experience more ethical stress compared to their non-Black colleagues.  Researchers have identified negative correlations between ethical climate and ethical stress in nurses; however, few have examined difference in perceptions of ethical climate across race. We chose to examine nurses’ perceptions of ethical climate and relationships among ethical climate factors and nurse characteristics. Findings suggest future research is needed to explore differences identified as well as the development of interventions for groups identified as having lower perceptions of ethical climate.
  • Gabrielle Lapping-Carr and Wendy Darlington, December 15, 2016 - "Sickle Cell Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach at the UCM"
  • Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disorder, primarily occurring in AfricanAmericans, that causes a broad spectrum of organ damage starting in infancy. Patients may experience chronic pain, strokes, lung disease, kidney disease as well as other problems. At the University of Chicago we have developed a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the disease and improving the care of our patients. During this discussion we will describe our current work and why our multi-disciplinary approach is so critical to making an impact. Click here to RSVP.