Learn About the First Annual DoM DEIA Week | March 18-22, 2024

The Department of Medicine will hold its first annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Week March 18th through March 22nd. In the DoM, we are dedicated to fostering a workplace that values and celebrates diversity, promotes equity, ensures inclusion, and prioritizes accessibility. We firmly believe that our collective differences make us stronger, and we are committed to creating an environment where all individuals, regardless of their background, feel valued, respected, and empowered.


Monday, March 18th

Showcase | Hiebert Lounge (Lunch will be served)

Poster Session 1 | 11:30AM-12:30PM
Poster Session 2 | 12:30PM-1:30PM
Showcase information

Posters created by DoM faculty, staff, and trainees to illustrate the ongoing DEIA work in the areas of research, education, programming, patient care, and beyond.

Tuesday, March 19th

Art Exhibit | Wilkins Board Room | All day

Meet the Artist | 10:00AM-11:00AM
Submit Your Artwork!!

Panel: Navigating DEIA in the DoM | Keefer Auditorium (Hybrid) | 12:00PM-1:00PM

Join us for a panel discussion featuring insights from Faculty, Staff, and Trainees, on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) within the Department of Medicine (DoM). The aim of this panel will be to hear from the panelists about their diverse experiences, perspectives, challenges, and hopes for DEIA efforts in DoM. The goal of this discussion will be to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the complexities, challenges and opportunities surrounding DEIA efforts within DoM.


Research Faculty: Kaku So-Armah, PhD, Associate Professor, GIM, Assistant Chair of DEIA
Staff: Kyla Botsian, MPH Candidate, Geriatrics Clerkship Coordinator
Clinical Faculty: Samantha Rawlins-Pilgrims, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, GIM, Director of Population Health at BHCHP
Trainee Panelist – Kara Vasilew, PhD Candidate

Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, March 20th

Movie Discussion Night | Wilkins Boardroom | 5:00PM

Movie:  American Fiction

Join us for a discussion surrounding the 2024 Oscar Nominated film, American Fiction.
The movie will be streaming in the DoM conference rooms in the weeks leading up to DEIA week.

Pizza & drinks will be provided.

DEIA Week Movie Screenings:
Tues, 3/12, 11am-1pm, Evans Seminar Room
Tues, 3/12, 4-6pm, Wilkins Board Room
Wed, 3/13, 12pm-2pm, Evans Seminar Room
Mon, 3/18, 3-5pm, Wilkins Board Room
Wednesday, 3/20, 3-5pm, Wilkins Board Room followed by discussion & pizza

Supplemental Material:
Every era has its own ‘American Fiction,’ but is there anything new to say?
The Truth in ‘American Fiction’
American Fiction is a rich story — but is it a successful satire?

Thursday, March 21st

DEIA Week Celebration | Hiebert Lounge | 4:00PM-6:00PM

DEIA Community & Group Resource tables
Food, drinks, stories and more!
Submit your DEIA story here

Friday, March 22nd

Grand Rounds | Keefer Auditorium | 12:00PM-1:00PM

“The Challenge of Inclusion: Past to Present”
Presented by Dr. Joan Y. Reede MD, MPH, MS