diversity

Faculty, staff and learners find community amid COVID-19

December 7th, 2021

As the pandemic continues, and variants evolve from Delta to Omicron, fear of people’s reactions — and the lifestyle changes that come along with those fears — are prevalent for many in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. That's why it's imperative to raise awareness about these incidences and experiences, and provide a space for people to share and to understand that they are not alone. Click through for more on the AAPI Resource Group and the important work the team is performing at Michigan Medicine!

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A lens into the emergency room

November 1st, 2021

The clock is always ticking in the emergency room. A patient is rushed in with a condition that may be serious or life-threatening. Rapidly, faculty and staff must make decisions to keep the person alive. In those moments, information about the patient is limited and relationships with them barely scratch the surface. This creates situations in which physicians may dismiss, or make assumptions about, patients from backgrounds that are not similar to their own. Click through for insight from residents on the importance of caring for diverse, vulnerable populations in the ER.

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How to be LGBTQIA+ inclusive in less than 30 seconds

October 12th, 2021

Creating a culture of belonging and inclusion requires interventions at multiple organizational levels — from the creation of systemwide policies to increasing access to dedicated resources. Organizational change can often be imperfect, difficult and slow-moving, but together we can all create safe spaces for one another. At Michigan Medicine, we have begun tackling LGBTQIA+ inclusion by addressing an array of concerns voiced by the LGBTQIA+ Resource Group and allies. Click through for simple ways you can create inclusive spaces in your daily life!

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Where do we go from here? MLK Health Sciences Lecture talks body politics and racial empowerment

January 18th, 2021

Today, Monique Butler, M.D., M.B.A., a U-M Kinesiology alumna and chief medical officer for Swedish Medical Center in Denver, unpacked health inequality and inequity in a virtual keynote lecture delivered as part of the organization’s Martin Luther King Day celebration. Click through for more on her important discussion — and to learn what steps you can take to improve the lives of those around you.

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