On behalf of the CDCB-DOS DEI Joint Committee, Dr. Josh Walker and Karen Morris (1st year PBMS graduate student) led outreach efforts to teach middle school students from Warm Springs and Klamath Falls about heme malignancy and what basic science researchers do. Pictured above are Karen Morris and Luca Sax who volunteered an hour with the OnTrack team at OHSU at the outreach event in April 2023.
CDCB DEI curriculum and workshop series
CDCB’s DEI curriculum and workshop series is designed to support, elevate, and prioritize exposure to, discussion of, and embracement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues with the goal of educating and initiating meaningful changes towards anti-racism (to increase diversity, dismantle structures of oppression, and achieve inclusion) within OHSU School of Medicine Departments. These opportunities will help to achieve an inclusive work environment, aid in recruitment and retention of diverse employees, and support inclusion and respect for all in our scientific community.
We have developed an engagement DEI curriculum to support this effort. Our curriculum runs year-long for all members of CDCB to engage in exposure to voices from under represented communities. Our 2021-2022 curriculum includes workshops that engage with speakers who discuss challenges and obstacles faced by the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, people excluded based on race and ethnicity (PEER), and other communities affected by systems of oppression. Moreover, the following Friday after each speaking event, we will hold round tables to discuss the seminar and identify possible action items to address the issues brought up. All events are open to those outside CDCB.
Questions about the CDCB DEI curriculum and workshop series? Contact Rebecca Ruhl.
Groups across OHSU
OHSU Ombuds: Nic Lendino
Gun Violence Prevention Journal club: Email Susan DeFrancesco, JD, MPH to join the listserv and attend monthly journal club meetings.
Employee Resource Groups: OHSU-sponsored and employee-managed groups. They comprise of faculty and staff from underrepresented backgrounds or who share a common background or similar interest and their allies.
Knight Gender Equity Group: Email Rebecca Ruhl to join listserv and get calendar invites for monthly meetings.
Women in Science Portland, OR (WIS PDX): https://womeninsciencepdx.org/
Articles and videos
Compiled and Created by Laura Zeigen and Tova Johnson
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Equity Initiative - The NIH recently announced a commitment to working towards directing its efforts and research dollars into ending health disparities as part of ending structural racism.
- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Research Interest Areas
- On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities, Health Affairs Blog, July 2, 2020. DOI: 10.1377/hblog20200630.939347
Short videos on algorithmic bias:
- Algorithms of Oppression - Safiya Umoja Noble (3:43)
- The Truth About Algorithms - Cathy O’Neil; (2:38)
Thoughts to contemplate while watching these (for commenting in the Forums!): Why do you think we are having you watch these 2 videos? Why do we care about what algorithms are used in searches?
Which voices are represented in science?
Menzel LC, Kramer PW, Groneberg DA, Bendels MHK. Gender Disparities in Authorships of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Research Articles. Article. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2019;70(4):1143-1152. doi:10.3233/JAD-190216
Schisterman EF, Swanson CW, Lu YL, Mumford SL. The Changing Face of Epidemiology: Gender Disparities in Citations? Article. Epidemiology. 2017;28(2):159-168. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000000593
Authority and Bias:
The Bias Hiding in Your Library
- Curry, M. J., & Lillis, T. (2018). The dangers of English as lingua franca of journals. Inside Higher Ed. https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/03/13/domination-english-language-journal-publishing-hurting-scholarship-many-countries [about 1.5 pages of reading]
- Lady Science. (2018). The myth of meritocracy in academic publishing. The New Inquiry. https://thenewinquiry.com/blog/the-myth-of-meritocracy-in-academic-publishing/ [about 3 pages of reading]
- Ray, V. (2018) The racial exclusions in scholarly citations. Inside Higher Ed. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/04/27/racial-exclusions-scholarly-citations-opinion [about 1.5 pages of reading]
- Read the sections “Cognitive Biases in Literature Searching” and “Systemic Bias in Internet Search Engines” from https://library.usa.edu/inclusive-intersectional-research (select sections from menu on left-hand side of the page) [about 2.5 pages of reading]
- Read the entry for Information Bias in the Catalogue of Bias (https://catalogofbias.org/biases/information-bias/) [about 1 page of reading]
- Read an entry for one of the following other biases
- North Kentucky University, Steely Library (2020.) Information Privilege. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRu__3d0YtM [1:59]
- IU Libraries. (2020). Inequities in the Ecosystem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlciHe0qZTQ [3:22]
- IU Libraries. (2020). Transforming the Information Ecosystem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b_F587w1uo [3:43]
Other interesting material:
- Why most published research findings are false. PLOS Medicine, 2(8), e124. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124
- Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2014). How to make more published research true. PLoS Medicine, 11(10), e1001747. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001747
- Eisner, D. A. (2018). Reproducibility of science: fraud, impact factors and carelessness. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 114, 364–368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yjmcc.2017.10.009
- Wicherts, J. (2017). The weak spots in contemporary science (and how to fix them). Animals, 7(12), 90. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani7120090
- Gluck, J. C. (2020). How searches fail: cognitive bias in literature searching. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 20(1), 27-37. doi:10.1080/15323269.2020.1702839. https://www-tandfonline-com.liboff.ohsu.edu/doi/full/10.1080/15323269.2020.1702839 [Geared toward librarians but makes some good points that can apply to any searcher]
- A broken system – why literature searching needs a FAIR revolution. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2020/02/03/a-broken-system-why-literature-searching-needs-a-fair-revolution/
- García-Puente, M., Pastor-Ramon, E., Agirre, O., Morán, J.-M., & Herrera-Peco, I. (2020). Research note. Open letter to the users of the new PubMed: A critical appraisal. Profesional de La Información, 29(3), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2020.may.36
- Science has a racism problem. (2020). Cell, 181(7), 1443–1444. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2020.06.009. https://www-sciencedirect-com.liboff.ohsu.edu/science/article/pii/S0092867420307406?via%3Dihub[about 2 pages of reading]
- Confronting racism in chemistry journals. (2020). https://pubs-acs-org.liboff.ohsu.edu/doi/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01784
- Check Hayden, E. (2015). Racial bias continues to haunt NIH grants. Nature News, 527(7578), 286. https://doi.org/10.1038/527286a. https://www-nature-com.liboff.ohsu.edu/news/racial-bias-continues-to-haunt-nih-grants-1.18807
- Alder, M. (2017). Classification Along the Color Line: Excavating Racism in the Stacks. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies. https://journals.litwinbooks.com//index.php/jclis/article/view/17
- Outdoors, B. (2017, December 8). Who Do You Cite? Black Outdoors. https://blackoutdoors.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/who-do-you-cite/
- This Library Takes an Indigenous Approach to Categorizing Books. (2019). YES! Magazine. https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/03/22/decolonize-western-bias-indigenous-library-books