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    GDI Webinars

    GDI Business Meeting and Awards Recognition


    Sharing Your Scholarship with the World: The Art of Writing and Getting Published

    Publishing your work in a peer-reviewed journal helps disseminate important findings and ideas to a wide audience. Publications are key criteria for promotion and tenure decisions. Yet most journals receive large numbers of submissions and have low acceptance rates. What can you do to successfully navigate the publication process? In this webinar, staff from Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL will discuss what makes a good publication, the steps of the publication process, what editors look for in submissions, common reasons for rejection, and resources available to support authors as they develop, submit, and revise their work.

    How to Begin and Continue the Anti-Racism Conversation at Your Institution?

    Many institutions have already initiated the conversation about anti-racism efforts, whereas others are still in the beginning stages of addressing the current culture. This webinar will focus on how to become a leader at your institution in regard to initiating and/or continuing the momentum around the race conversation. Webinar will focus on how to propose anti-racism efforts and interventions at your institution in a way that is impactful and sustainable.

    Managing Microaggressions in Medicine: Strategies to Identify, Address and Regroup

    Microaggressions can present in any workplace but can be particularly prevalent in the healthcare and academic settings. The purpose of this webinar was to assist participants in managing microaggressions, particularly as it relates to decision-making skills as to if, when and how to respond to them. Long-term strategies for regrouping were discussed to address the weathering effect of persistent microaggressions.

    From Bystander to Upstander: Advocacy in Action

    This webinar aimed at identifying racism in the healthcare work environment and academic setting, and equipping trainees, faculty, and other healthcare providers to become responsible bystanders. We discussed tangible tools to address real-time situations and facilitate a culture of active anti-racism in the workplace.

    Carving a Path to Leadership: Strategies and Interventions

    Our Women of Color and Intersectionality webinar series kicks off with an inaugural conversation on “Carving a Path to Leadership.” This live event explored interventions and strategies immediately needed to support, develop, and sponsor women of color from leaving and thriving in the ranks of leadership in academic medicine.

    Transforming Institutional Culture: Assessment and Intervention

    In this webinar, NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Dr. Hannah Valantine joined Dr. David Acosta, AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, for a presentation on organizational approaches to effect culture change.

    Community Conversation Between GIP & GDI: Building a Shared Commitment When Creating Anti-Racist Institutions

    The Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and the Group on Institutional Planning (GIP) gathered for a community conversation on “Building a Shared Commitment When Creating Anti-Racist Institutions.” The groups convened in real-time and discussed challenges and opportunities that arise when creating an anti-racist institution. The goal of this forum was to share approaches and best practices. In addition, we hoped to enhance institutional collaborations by encouraging participants to invite their colleagues in planning and diversity, equity, and inclusion offices.

    2020 GDI Business Meeting and Awards Recognition

    The GDI Steering Committee and AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer presented important updates and conversations. We honored the inaugural GDI Exemplary Leadership Award recipient and the Herbert W. Nickens Faculty and Student Scholarship award recipients.

    Understanding Intersectionality: Bringing Visibility to the Experiences and Perspectives of Women of Color

    The AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) and the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) hosted an informative and powerful webinar on defining intersectionality and had over 900 participants join. During this first part of a longer webinar series on various aspects of women of color, speakers from both inside and outside academic medicine introduced foundational elements of intersectionality theory, shared experiences, and created dialogue on how institutions can maintain an intersectional lens as they continue their diversity, equity and inclusion journeys.

    AAMC Townhall: Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Getting to the New Normal for Learners, Faculty, and Staff

    The AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Dr. David Acosta, facilitated a national conversation focusing on key leadership issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This townhall provided a space to:

    • Identify common challenges experienced by leaders in equity, diversity and inclusion brought to the surface by the COVID-19 response
    • Share strategies and tactics to keep equity, diversity and inclusion at the forefront of institutional planning and responses
    • Explore opportunities that emerge when leading in times of crisis and anticipated key steps for the recovery phase

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    Integrating Disability into Medical School Curriculum: Practical Strategies & Resources

    The best physicians are prepared to meet the needs of a diverse and ever-changing patient population. Medical advances and an aging population guarantee that all clinicians will interact with patients with disability. Building clinical knowledge and confidence working with people with disability can help medical students competently and respectfully meet the needs of all patients. This presentation provides specific, practical methods and tools to incorporate disability into existing courses and clinical experiences for medical students.

    Getting Started - Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar

    This 70 minute webinar provides a general overview of strategic planning, identifies the groundwork necessary to create institutional buy-in and commitment, identifies champions: the crucial leaders needed to endorse and support the strategic planning process, and discusses the value of metrics in establishing rationale for change and evaluation method for success.

    Building an LGBT Competent Health Workforce: Facilitators and Barriers

    This 90-minute webinar will update leaders and other stakeholders at academic health centers on the facilitators and barriers to providing quality access to LGBT-competent services and to building a LGBT inclusive academic medicine workforce. This interactive webinar includes 45 minutes of Q&A and encouraged institutions to facilitate group discussions.

    Navigator to Excellence: Publishing the Results of Scholarly Work in Medical Education: The Art of Writing and Getting Published

    This 60-minute webinar includes an overview of the review processes, essential components of scholarly articles and publications, and submission guidelines for both Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL.

    Assessing Institutional Culture and Climate

    This multimedia webcast, created in collaboration with experts in the field of institutional culture, walks participants through the Diversity 3.0 Framework, explains what elements should be included in a comprehensive assessment of institutional culture and climate, and provides examples of how institutions might best utilize their findings to effect change.

    Navigator to Excellence: Strategic Planning

    What are some components of a successful strategic plan for diversity and inclusion? Should you integrate a new or existing strategic plan for diversity and inclusion into the institution’s main plan? The GDI Steering Committee organized this webinar to respond to questions and address key elements for strategic planning.

    Biomedical Research Workforce

    This webinar featured Sally Rockey, PhD, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, discussed the future of the biomedical research workforce in the United States.

    Creating Diverse and Inclusive Cultures: Transforming Ourselves, Our Faculty and Our Institutions

    To help raise awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in academic medicine, the AAMC hosted a webinar featuring Scott E. Page, PhD, a leading scholar in the role diversity plays in organizations and society.

    An Introduction to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)'s Diversity Standard

    Element 3.3, Diversity/Pipeline Programs and Partnerships, formerly known as IS-16 in the older LCME standard formatting, has neither changed in its intent nor changed in the challenge of explaining and understanding how the LCME approaches this important aspect of the academic and learning environment.

    First Institutional Experiences with the New LCME IS-16 and MS-8 Diversity Standards

    The LCME introduced two new diversity standards (MS-8 and IS-16) in 2009. Barbara Barzansky, PhD, MHPE, AMA Co-Secretary, LCME, and other academic medicine leaders shared insights from institutions that were among the first to take part in the new standards.

    Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health: Connecting the Dots

    In this short video, the AAMC’s Diversity Policy and Programs cluster shines a spotlight on the social determinants of health and how they shape an individual’s opportunity for quality health and healthcare.

    A Leader's Role in Addressing LGBT Health in Academic Medicine

    This session aims to empower leaders to ensure LGBT diversity and inclusion by providing an overview of LGBT health disparities and their cost to healthcare, increase awareness of the current gaps in LGBT academic medicine, highlight the role of leadership in LGBT initiatives, outline ways for leadership to integrate and evaluate LGBT initiatives at their own institutions.