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Developing Diverse and Inclusive Leaders within Academic Medicine Series

In this three-part series, expert faculty will discuss the importance of cultivating leaders to foster and support inclusive excellence in academic medicine. Drawing from their diverse perspectives, speakers will present multiple strategies to nurture leaders at various stages of their careers, including mentorship, creating opportunities, conceptual frameworks, navigating pushback, adaptive conflict resolution, and more.

  • Developing Inclusive Leaders in Polarizing Times(Recording available)
  • Women of Color: Leadership, Retention, and Toxic Environments | Tues., May 21, 10 a.m.
  • Building Equity Ambassadors into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders | Fri., May 24, 9 a.m.

Additional resources

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.

SOM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan

  • The School of Medicine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan 2021 - 2025 reflects the moral imperative and commitment to become an anti-racist institution. The plan charts the school's contribution to, and alignment with, institutional efforts, in areas that are within the school's purview, including recruitment, retention, advancement and support of faculty, students, trainees and staff who are under-represented in medicine and biomedical science.
  • View the site to learn more about the goals, objectives and tactics that make up the strategic plan.

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.

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH)

  • The Oregon BIRCWH program is dedicated to training tomorrow's leaders in women's health and sex/gender differences research. The program provides a mentored scholarly research experience, including both salary support and protected time, which are absolutely essential to achieving success in scientific inquiry.

GME-to-Faculty Diversity Advancement Pathway

  • The goal of this program is to provide junior faculty with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepares them to become academic faculty members. Specifically, it aims to increase the number of under-represented-in-medicine trainees in OHSU GME programs who go on to become OHSU faculty members, and then support the development of their academic portfolio toward promotion and tenure.

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.

Gender Equity in Academic Health and Medicine

  • The Gender Equity in Academic Health and Medicine Committee (previously WAHM) 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 GEAHM has compiled, and the annual 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.

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.

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, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,garcial@ohsu.edu or Andrea Cedfeldt, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, cedfeldt@ohsu.edu

Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts

  • Designed for physicians and other health care professionals, the Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts provides guidance and promotes a deeper understanding of equity-focused, first-person language and why it matters.

Anti-racism in Medicine Collection

  • The Anti-racism in Medicine Collection within MedEdPORTAL provides educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills, elevates the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula, and aims to convene a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism within medical education.


  • 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.

LGBTQIA2S+ Cultural Humility & Allyship

  • This virtual training, run by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, will explore the differences of sexual orientations and gender identities, strategies for holding trauma informed discussions with people from marginalized groups, how to improve health disparities in the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and how to create a culture of inclusivity for the LGBTQIA2S+ community at OHSU & beyond. This 90-minute training is not designed as medical education, but designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and confidence in LGBTQIA2S+ affirming behaviors. 
  • Trainings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Register in Compass in advance, as spots are limited.

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.

School of Medicine Diversity Resources

  • School of Medicine Diversity and Equity maintains a list of resources and best practices, which includes information about OHSU programs, strategies for recruitment, retention and partnerships within a DEI lens, as well as other anti-racism tools.

Search Advocate Program

  • OHSU's Search Advocate Program model is adapted from Oregon State University's Search Advocate Program. Search Advocates are trained external search committee members who promote equity by serving as equity-centered advisors of the search and selection process. Search Advocates at OHSU undergo a 16-hour training course before becoming a member of the search advocates team. Additionally, each member receives ongoing coaching and guidance as they navigate preparations to serve in a search committee.
  • Use the link above to learn more about program, and how to request a Search Advocate for your own hiring search, or to register to be a Search Advocate yourself.

Stepping-In for Respect 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 the Stepping-In for Respect training, which is recruiting facilitators from each department.
  • Stepping-In will enhance the School of Medicine's Active Bystander Intervention training, by using scripted, filmed scenarios based on actual experiences involving disrespect in an academic medicine setting.
  • For questions: Leslie Garcia, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,garcial@ohsu.edu or Andrea Cedfeldt, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, cedfeldt@ohsu.edu

Transgender Health Program quarterly series

  • This quarterly series focused on issues generated by and important to the transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) community. It aims to educate healthcare audiences about TGD communities in order to eliminate disparities, promote equity, facilitate healing and increase visibility.
  • All sessions are virtual from noon to 1 p.m.

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

Additional Resources

Previous OHSU events

Anti-racism Research Town Halls


  • May 16: Diversity Efforts at the NIH, Ericka Boone, director, NIH Division of Loan Repayment; acting director, NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (Watch recording)
  • Jan. 31: Updates on Center of Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) activitiesDerick Du Vivier (Watch recording)


  • Oct. 25: Paying a risk tax, climbing the glass cliff: how racism limits careers and what we can do about it, Christy Glass (Watch recording)
  • Aug. 2: Lessons learned from the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Taskforce of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study, Bonnie Nagel (Watch recording)
  • June 28: The journey from perceived allyship to true anti-racism, Brittany Bryant (Watch recording)
  • 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

Additional events and webinars

School of Medicine Diversity and Equity provides a monthly update of upcoming DEI and anti-racism related events and observances.

  • Find new opportunities at the beginning of each month on the Diversity and Equity website.
  • Those in the School of Medicine should also be subscribed to the monthly DEI newsletter, Belong, Include, Empower. If you have not received that newsletter, please contact somdiversity@ohsu.edu.