Division Efforts

Allergy and Immunology

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Maya Jerath, MD, PhD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in November 2020
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Biorganic Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Bone and Mineral Diseases

  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Sharon Cresci, MD and Lisa de las Fuentes, MD, MS
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in November 2020
  • Appointed Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH as the Assistant Program Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Created and posted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement on their website.
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Dermatology

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • WUSM PI: Lynn Cornelius, MD
    • Division Lead:  Kara Sternhell-Blackwell, MD and Cristina Strong, PhD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Endocrinology/Metabolism/Lipid Research

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Anne Goldberg, MD, FACP, FAHA
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Created and distributed a Structural Racism Survey everyone in the Division.
  • Created a committee to address Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice issues.
    • Division Leads: Cynthia Herrick, MD, FACP and Linda Rep-Eschen
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Gastroenterology

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Deborah Rubin, MD, AGAF
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Created a committee to address Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice issues.
    • Division Leads: Sandeep Tripathy, MD, PhD and Victoria Braun
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

General Medical Sciences

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Jane Garbutt, MB ChB
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Created a book club to discuss books on Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice Issues.
  • Creating a library of materials and resources on Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice Issues.
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

General Medicine

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Rakhee Bhayani, MD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Created a book club to discuss books on Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice Issues.
  • Conducted the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
  • Participated in Racial Justice Training
    • How Racism Harms
    • Understanding Racism
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, MD, CMD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Hematology

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Amy Zhao, MD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in November 2020
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Hospital Medicine

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Myra Rubio, MD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Created a task force for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
    • Division Lead:  Angeline DeiSanti, MD
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Infectious Diseases

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Created a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice task force
    • Division Lead:  Gerome Escota, MD
  • Created a Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Nephrology

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Will Ross, MD, MPH
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in November 2020
  • Created a committee on Anti-Racism
    • Presentation by Will Ross, MD, MPH
  • Expanded clinic space into North County
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Oncology

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  George Ansstas, MD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in November 2020
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Palliative Medicine

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in 2021
  • Creating a Diversity Action Plan
  • Expanding into North County
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Chad Witt, MD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in November 2020
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Rheumatology

  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative
    • Division Lead:  Christine Pham, MD
    • Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop in November 2021
  • Created a DEI task force
  • Expanded clinic space into North County
  • Diversity 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Veteran Affairs