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OHSU Observes Juneteenth: A Sankofa Series

CDI invites you to go on a journey as we look back to move forward, toward wellness. Each day during the week of June 14, leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, CDI will be hosting a learning opportunity. Follow the link above for access details.

  • Mon., June 14: "A Conversation on Juneteenth: What is it and why we observe", Megan Jones, Karen Reifenstein, and Zahra Abukar, noon - 1 p.m.
  • Tues., June 15: A presentation on the intersection of BIPOC health by Dr. Ali Olyaei, DEI advocate and OHSU kidney and pancreas specialist, noon - 1 p.m.
  • Wed., June 16: Wellness Wednesday. Do whatever feels right during this time for yourself.
  • Thurs., June 17: "Reflections on Juneteenth," Dr. Monique Hedmann, noon - 1 p.m.
  • Fri., June 18: Wellness Resources Fair, featuring information from OHSU’s Employee Assistance Program/Spark Wellness and the Racial Trauma webpage, noon - 1:30 p.m.

Cultivating Well Workspaces for Women of Color

In response to data outlining the disproportionate impact of the minority tax on individuals identifying with multiple minoritized identities, particularly as a result of the COVID pandemic, the AAMC will be hosting a webinar designed to identify equitable institutional practices, and to advocate for healthy workplace models where women of color can thrive.

Thursday, June 17, 9:00 a.m.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion

School of Medicine Diversity and Equity

  • The SoM is committed to increasing the diversity of its student body for those from rural environments, under-represented racial groups and those who have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity; increasing diversity among our faculty ranks; and supporting learners, faculty and staff with resources and an inclusive culture.
  • View this site to learn more about diversity focused partnerships, services and initiatives.

OHSU Inclusive Language Guide

  • The Inclusive Language Guide was compiled by a cross-campus project team and shaped by input from nearly 300 OHSU members to provides guidance for communicators on describing race and ethnicity; immigration status; gender and sexual orientation and ability; as well as direct statements about respectful and disrespectful language.

OHSU Fact Book

  • The Fact Book, updated yearly, provides details about the breakdown of students, faculty, and staff by race/ethnicity and gender, as well as the numbers of underrepresented minorities across the various OHSU schools.
  • To see how OHSU compares to the rest of Oregon and other U.S. medical schools, you may want consult outside data sources, such as the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Health Analytics Health Care Workforce Reporting site, or the AAMC Data & Reports resource.

The Northwest Native American Center of Excellence

  • Among the tasks of the NNACOE is to address the health care needs of all people by increasing Native American voice in the U.S. health professions workforce. Current and prospective faculty are encouraged to learn more about these initiatives, including faculty development efforts and the Wy'east Post Baccalaureate Pathway.

OHSU Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

  • The focus of OHSU PREP is to recruit and train Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race (PEER) postbacs for an intensive, mentored research experience with the goal to prepare them for pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical research.
  • Learn more about participating faculty, and share the application details with prospective learners.

Transgender Health Program

  • The OHSU Transgender Health Program provides safe, comprehensive, affirming health care for the transgender and gender nonconforming communities. Learn more about services provided as part of this program, opportunities to volunteer, and much more.

Women in Academic Health and Medicine

  • The Women in Academic Health and Medicine Committee was established as a standing committee of the School of Medicine in 1993 to address issues of concern that affect women faculty including career advancement, career satisfaction, participation by women on decision-making bodies at OHSU, pay equity, discrimination, and parenting and schedule flexibility issues. Learn more about the successes of the committee, resources for women at OHSU that WAHM has compiled, and the annual Women's Leadership Conference.

Kaiser Permanente Diversity Mentorship Program

  • The Diversity Mentorship program is currently recruiting OHSU physician mentors in all areas and specialties.
  • If you are an OHSU physician who would like to mentor a medical student from a diverse or under-represented background, please contact Leslie Garcia, garcial@ohsu.edu.


  • CultureVision, an online resource, provides information about general cultural archetypes, practices, and preferences for ethnic, religious and other groups, ranging from people with specific disabilities, to racial groups, to faith traditions including Taoism and Atheism. Akin to a Wikipedia of culture, the tool is specially designed for health care but can help support interpersonal and professional interactions across mission settings. CultureVision is created by Cook Ross, Inc., creators of the OHSU Unconscious Bias curriculum. You can read more about CultureVision on the OHSU blog.
  • Cost: Free to OHSU faculty, students and staff. To access for free, navigate from O(under the Healthcare tab) or from Epic.

Foster Respectful and Equitable Education (F.R.E.E.)

  • This initiative intends to develop the learning environment to improve engagement, achievement, and motivation. As Conway et al explain, "Students are motivated to learn in positive environments and when they feel respected" (2011). Educators need to understand their learners' diverse cultural identity and use it to enrich everyone's education.
  • Cost: Free to OHSU faculty, students and staff.

Unconscious Bias Introductory Course

  • To build a diverse and inclusive community, OHSU launched a campus-wide initiative in January 2018 led by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The first step is an engaging, thought-provoking course that teaches the nature of bias, its function in individuals and groups, and how awareness can lead to overcoming biases so that everyone can bring their strengths, skills and experiences to catalyze learning, discovery and healing. Work groups are encouraged to take the training together to strengthen diversity and inclusion within their respective units. To get started, fill out an inquiry form.
  • Time: Two hours
  • Cost: Free to OHSU employees

Active Bystander training

  • This facilitated discussion is designed to prepare one to take constructive action in the face of comments and/or behaviors that communicate harmful bias, and will provide one with skills for managing and coping with instances when the culture of respect is not honored.
  • For questions or to schedule a training: Leslie Garcia, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,garcial@ohsu.edu or Andrea Cedfeldt, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, cedfeldt@ohsu.edu

Stepping In training

  • OHSU has joined the national Creating a Culture of Respect and Inclusion Collaborative Project, a two-year multi-institutional effort to improve the quality of the healthcare environment for patients, providers and healthcare teams. The first project is Stepping In training, which is recruiting facilitators from each department.
  • Stepping In uses scripted, filmed scenarios based on actual experiences involving disrespect in an academic medicine setting.
  • For questions: Leslie Garcia, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,garcial@ohsu.edu or Andrea Cedfeldt, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, cedfeldt@ohsu.edu

Inclusion Ambassadors Program

  • The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is developing an ambassador program in which key individuals in each work group will serve as collaborators to support continued learning opportunities for employees, share tools and best practices, and provide feedback. The Inclusion Ambassadors Program is an important part of the Unconscious Bias Campus-wide Initiative because ambassadors will help foster understanding beyond the initial two-hour training by ensuring learning becomes part of day-to-day work culture. Learn more by contacting CDI at cdi@ohsu.edu or 503-494-5657.

Office of Minority Health Newsletter

  • The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) publishes a very helpful newsletter that includes resources, funding opportunities, and details about upcoming events and learning opportunities related to minority health. Linked to above is an example of the Weekly Newsletter distributed on September 20, 2020. Enter your email next to the "Receive Updates" icon to subscribe yourself.

Additional Resources

Upcoming events

Anti-racism Research Town Halls

  • June 28: The journey from perceived allyship to true anti-racism, with Brittany Bryant, clinician and assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Previous events

Anti-racism Research Town Halls

  • May 24: Active bystander training, Leslie Garcia and Andrea Cedfelt (Watch Recording)
  • April 26: Racial, Equity, and Inclusion Center (Part II): How does it work?Antoinette Foster and Letisha Wyatt (Watch Recording)
  • March 8: Racial, Equity and Inclusion Center (part 1): What is it?Antoinette Foster and Letisha Wyatt (Watch Recording)
  • February 8: Addressing the History of Racism in Research to Build an Anti-Racist Future, Meghan Mannello, MS, CGC & Puneet Rai, MS, CGC (Watch Recording)
  • January 11: Anti-racism in the research environment, Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas (Watch Recording)
  • November 2: I Don't Know How to Talk about That: Preparing for Conversations about Race, Crystal Roberts, J.D., (Watch Recording)

Addressing Racism in Academic Medicine with Dr. David A. Acosta

  • March 18: David A. Acosta, M.D., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, examined and reflected on the landscape that brought us to where we are today in academic medicine and what stands before us in 2021, described some of the manifestations of systemic racism in academic medicine, and explored what innovative ways the AAMC is planning to assist leaders in academic medicine in addressing systemic racism in our institutions. (Watch Recording - OHSU login required)

OHSU Advocacy Webinar Series

To learn more about CAP, visit ohsu.edu/cap

Center for Diversity and Inclusion events

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion's events calendar provides opportunities for professional development and promotes cultural awareness and employee engagement to further enhance the community of inclusion at OHSU.

  • Time: Variable
  • Cost: Most lectures and events are free