Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Team Committee Members:
Mark Nelson, PhD
Erika Bracamonte, MD
Umamaheshwari Golconda, Resident
William Lainhart, PhD
Morgan Long, Resident
Anne de Leon, Pathology Residency Program Coordinator
Lori Wieland, Executive Assistant

Upcoming trainings:

Available Trainings:

Everyday Bias for the Healthcare Professionals – Developed by Cook Ross and the Association

of American Medical Colleges, this training gives participants a deeper understanding of

unconscious bias, and how it develops, influences perceptions and decision-making, and

impacts institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. Ideal for all students, residents/fellows,

faculty, and staff. Length: 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Med Safe Zone Training – Med Safe Zone is a training program committed to making UACOM-T

a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,

transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The training covers terms and concepts relevant

to LGBTQ+ identities and participants come away with clear action items in becoming a better

ally in their personal and professional lives. Ideal for all students, residents/fellows, faculty, and

staff. Length: 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Microaggressions – This training reviews microaggressions as a form of unconscious bias and

discusses strategies to combat the effects of microaggressions. Ideal for all students,

residents/fellows, faculty, and staff. Length: 1 hr.

Confronting Bias – This session offers an in-depth discussion on confronting bias and being an

ally. It covers the psychological and sociological implications of (not) confronting bias and

provides a scenario for participants to examine how they would react if presented with the

opportunity to be an ally. By the end of the training, participants will be equipped with tools to

become better allies. Ideal for all students, residents/fellows, faculty, and staff. Length: 1.5 – 2

hrs.

Unconscious Bias for Search Committees – This presentation is designed to acquaint search

committees and others with research on unconscious bias as an initial step in mitigating its

effects in the recruitment process. Ideal for search committee members. Length: 1 hr.

Implicit Bias and Interviews – This one-hour presentation reviews biases that may influence

how candidates are evaluated during an interview. It also reviews self-presentation tactics as

well as strategies to reduce the effects of biases. Ideal for admissions and admissions

committees. Length: 1 hr.

Inclusive Websites – This training reviews the importance of appealing to a diverse audience

through your website. It also reviews elements to include in your website to attract a diverse

audience. Length: 1 hr.