EDUCATION
Mar 23, 2021

WiHMS and OHEDI Statement Regarding Anti-Asian Hate

It has been exhausting and painful for the Asian American community, particularly for Asian American women. If you experience micro- or macroaggressions or feel the rage, anxiety, and fear that comes with facing violence and racism, please know that WiHMS and OHEDI are here to support you.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jan 04, 2021

Happy New Year!

2020 was a horrifying year. COVID-19 took over 300,000 Americans and people of color are disproportionately represented among them. Systemic anti-Black racism and violence also claimed the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. We will say their names, remember them, and demand change from the power structures that allow their murders to go unpunished. We will also not forget that 2021, although it is a new year, has not brought a slowdown of the virus, nor has it changed the pervasive anti-Black racism that affects our nation so profoundly.... Read More

RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Dec 14, 2020

Join our team!

The Associate Vice President Office of Health, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion has a newly-created position for a Senior Director that will work in close coordination with other departments and assist the leadership of UUHA with diversity and anti-racism efforts to help guide the achievement of a new standard for inclusive excellence.... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Nov 09, 2020

Thank you for being a part of MEDiversity Week!

Thank you! Those two words cannot express enough the gratitude our team has for all of our presenters, speakers, panelists, event partners, planning committee members, and attendees. Without all of you, the 2020 MEDiversity Week: Disparities & Equity in Healthcare would not have been possible.... Read More

EDUCATION, RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Oct 26, 2020

Introducing MEDiversity Week

We look forward to virtually gathering with you to continue learning how we can best move the work of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism forward in our academic, clinical, and personal lives.... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 17, 2020

Our Response to a Racist and Bias Incident

This week, we learned a “Black Lives Matter” sign inside the School of Medicine was repeatedly defaced since the beginning of August. The owner of the sign first wrote “Black Lives Matter on a whiteboard on their office door and came back to find “Black” had been erased. They replaced the whiteboard with a “BLM” sign taped to the door and returned to find cut marks on both the sign and the office door.... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 04, 2020

Finding Community: Affinity Groups

Together Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, will work together to provide a platform to faculty and staff to advocate for voices of color and other marginalized folks.... Read More

Stress Management & Resilience for Working Professionals
EDUCATION
Sep 01, 2020

Stress Management & Resilience for Working Professionals

Join us with Dr. Paula G. Williams, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, as she shares how we can manage stress and build resilience during COVID-19. The session will focus on the stress and challenges with working professionals, especially working women in health, medicine, research, science, and other health professions. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Aug 03, 2020

Welcome back to campus (well, almost)!

We are starting this semester in unusual—indeed unprecedented—times. As we move towards the University of Utah's proposed plan, we invite our campus community to consider our advice rationale: public (and individual) health, pedagogical, and social equity/justice.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Rodríguez on Acceso Total

Dr. Rodríguez was featured on Telemundo Utah's segment Acceso Total to emphasize the importance of maintaining health care and precautions.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jun 18, 2020

Hitting the Wall During COVID-19: New Ways of Discovering our Well-being

What can happen when a pandemic meets medicine’s existing culture of overwork? Burnout. Radiologist and WiHMS Co-Director Yoshimi Anzai partnered with pediatrician Diane Liu and family medicine physician Amy Locke to provide three ways to re-engineer the workday to address clinician well-being during COVID-19 and beyond.... Read More

Work-life Integration in the Time of COVID
EDUCATION
May 18, 2020

Work-life Integration in the Time of COVID

Work-life integration is a foundational building block for sustaining a successful career, yet it challenges many of us on a daily basis. COVID-19 has turned home and work routines on their heads, creating chaos for many. Join us to learn a few tips and tricks and have an open discussion with colleagues about what is working and not working in this stressful time.... Read More

EDUCATION
May 18, 2020

Supporting our Familia

Now is the time for us to examine how COVID-19 affects communities of color at a higher rate, and more importantly—what we are willing to do as a society to end this kind of disparity?... Read More

EDUCATION
May 04, 2020

Charla Virtual Latina

Dr. Rodriguez participated in this recorded webinar with the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs! (This recording is held in Spanish in order to increase accessibility to resources.)... Read More

EDUCATION
Apr 17, 2020

Viewpoint from Most Vulnerable

Our program coordinators were guest bloggers on Dr. Good's blog, Good Notes! We're focusing on the communities that experience magnified burdens during a health crisis like COVID-19 & the Redwood Health Center's response.... Read More

COVID-19 Resources
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

As campus policies are put into motion to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19, we are doing our best to keep a list of campus resources as updated as possible.... Read More

EDUCATION
Mar 11, 2020

Cancelled Events

Due to the guidance being released and monitored by the University to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many campus events have been cancelled.... Read More

EDUCATION
Mar 02, 2020

Missed our events?

We've got you covered! Check out our archive of Patient Voice events on our YouTube channel.... Read More

Visiting Professor Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Ph.D.
EDUCATION
Jan 16, 2020

Visiting Professor Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Ph.D.

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion and the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is excited to welcome Dr. Arango-Lasprilla to our campus.  Dr. Arango will be speaking on Cross Cultural Assessment: International Lessons in Fair and Ethical Practice. ... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Nov 04, 2019

Reflections: Kali Dale

U of U Student Kali Dale received a travel award to attend this year's Annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference. In this post, Dale gives a brief description of AISES, her research, and overall impressions of the conference.... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jul 31, 2019

Reflections: Paul Sigala, PhD

Dr. Paul Sigala was awarded a Herman Hooten Travel Award to attend the Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research Conference in Spain. ... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jul 29, 2019

Reflections: Taylor Russell

Taylor Russell was awarded a Herman Hooten Travel Award to present her work at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Conference in Montreal. ... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jun 13, 2019

Reflections: Hanthao Phan

4th year University of Utah and Health Sciences LEAP student, Hanthao Phan received a travel award to present her research at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research. In this blog post, Hanthao discusses the conference and her research in greater detail. ... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jun 05, 2019

Oaxaca Project

The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion was pleased to offer financial support to Phoebe Draper, a 3rd year med student for her valuable work in Oaxaca, MX. Phoebe discusses her project in more detail. ... Read More

The Grassroots Activists Who Got Medicaid on the Ballot in Utah
RECOGNITION
Nov 07, 2018

The Grassroots Activists Who Got Medicaid on the Ballot in Utah

After a car accident left her saddled with medical debts, Stacy Stanford found work as a disability-rights activist. A big part of her job is canvassing in support of Proposition 3, a ballot initiative that could expand Medicaid benefits to a hundred and fifty thousand more Utahans.... Read More

Inclusive Excellence Awards
RECOGNITION
Sep 14, 2018

Inclusive Excellence Awards

The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) at the University of Utah Health is pleased to announce the 2018 Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Award recipients. ... Read More

"The Complex Puzzle of Homelessness Among Veterans"
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
May 03, 2018

"The Complex Puzzle of Homelessness Among Veterans"

Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, MS is a Professor with Tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics. He is a board-certified infectious diseases physician with training in clinical immunology. At the School of Medicine and University Hospital, he has an active clinical immunology and infectious diseases practice. At ARUP, he is a medical director of diagnostic immunology. At the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, he is a staff physician in infectious diseases. He is active in research and teaching of students and physicians-in-training while maintaining an active academic focus. ... Read More

Safe Space/Brave Space
RECOGNITION
Apr 11, 2018

Safe Space/Brave Space

In partnership with the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library identifies itself as a Safe Space/Brave Space, a space that strives to embody the values that welcome all.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jan 22, 2018

Reflections on SACNAS 2017

The University of Utah is committed to high quality education that produces the next generation of leaders to meet the needs of the communities we serve. ... Read More

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