SOM Announces Second Round of DEI Mini-Grant Winners |  Writing

SOM Announces Second Round of DEI Mini-Grant Winners | Writing

The SOM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has announced the first set of DEI Mini-Grant winners during the 2022 pilot year of the awards program.

The UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has announced the first round of DEI Mini-Grant winners in the awards program’s 2022 pilot year. Awards range from $1,500 to $2,000 and are available to support DEI applications and projects, including research, programs, conferences, trainings and more.

The latest mini-grant recipients are:

Elisa LundKimberly Nichols, Annika Webb, Mia Kang, Skye Margolies, Joshua Pyant and Kelsey DeSilva (anaesthesiology)

Support the new workshop for the Anesthesia Residency Program Health Care Disparities Education Program, BREATHE (Bias Realization: Education in Anesthesia and Treating Humans Equally).

Kim Nichols and Skye Margolies (anesthesiology)

Financial assistance for a medical student to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology.

Tara Moon (Health Sciences)

Support presentation and campus tour for Dr. Arnethea Sutton.

Tamara Saint Surin and Portia Nleya (internal medicine)

Organize mentoring events under the Bridging the gap program, where third- and fourth-year medical students are paired with URM mentees, to meet challenges, provide opportunities for networking, professional development, and increase community engagement.

Dominique Higgins, Eldad Hadar and Vibhor Krishna (neurosurgery)

Established the UNC Chapter of the National Neurosurgery Initiative for students to gain basic neuroscience science experience and early exposure to neurosurgery called the “Black Lives Matter Neurosurgery Neuroscience Summer Opportunity.” Applicants who believe they can contribute to the diversity of the profession are encouraged to apply.

Elizabeth Stringer, Erin Huprich, Kristin Tully and Zoe Kang (OB-GYN)

Develop a diversity, equity and inclusion checklist that would provide clinics with a succinct and effective screening tool to assess skills and opportunities for improvement in their DEI efforts.

Joe Hart and Megan Patterson (orthopedics)

Support a research discussion group for medical students who wish to pursue a career in orthopedics on their 1st and 2n/a years of medical studies. URM medical students are encouraged to participate.

Christie DeMasonDoris Lin and Amelia Drake (otolaryngology)

Evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat DEI Journal Club by assessing awareness of DEI issues and whether members are incorporating what they have learned from DEI Journal Club discussions into patient care environments. patients and medical education.

Joanna ShineChristel Wekon-Kemeni, Shenell Reynolds, Christian Lawrence and Megan Hoppens (pediatrics)

Begin implementation of a longitudinal DEI curriculum for pediatric residents.

Sierra Petiteand Noah Schwarz (psychiatry)

Support UNC’s monthly social justice and equity in psychiatry multimedia discussion group and mental health equity multimedia discussion group.

Tye Hunt HarrisonApril Parker and Lisa Luo (Psychiatry)

Supporting a series of seminars titled “The Impact of Racism and Intersectionality on Mental Health Care Access and Needs for Marginalized Communities”.

Zaire Cullins (Social Medicine)

Participation in the annual conference of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

If you would like to apply for a DEI Mini-Grant, please complete the DEI Mini-Grant Application and return it to Makayla King. The third mini-grant application must be submitted on December 1, 2022. This will be the last mini-grant for the 2022 pilot year.

View previous 2022 DEI Mini-Grant Winners.

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