• Faculty Association Networking Event Recap

    Faculty Association Networking Event Recap On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosted a Faculty Association Networking Event at City Club Birmingham. The event, which took place in the early evening, aimed to facilitate a space for[…]

  • Liaisons Join ODI to Enhance Understanding and Promote Opportunity for Staff

    Liaisons Join ODI to Enhance Understanding and Promote Opportunity for Staff The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) has invited a team of Staff Diversity Liaisons (SDL) to help cultivate a diverse and equitable environment across the Heersink School of Medicine. The group is comprised of more than 30 staff members[…]

  • How Live HealthSmart Alabama's work with the Hispanic Community brings research into action

    How Live HealthSmart Alabama's work with the Hispanic Community brings research into action Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts on September 15 and ends on October 15, provides a unique opportunity for reflection and a distinct call to action. To honor this, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion spotlights a[…]

  • Q&A: Fouad on DEI at Heersink, at UAB, and in the community

    Q&A: Fouad on DEI at Heersink, at UAB, and in the community Associate Vice President of UAB’s Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), Mona Fouad, M.D., answers questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Heersink School of Medicine and how her role will advance these values in the future. 

  • Fouad adds to current role; joins leadership of UAB’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Fouad adds to current role; joins leadership of UAB’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mona Fouad, M.D., senior associate dean of Diversity and Inclusion, joined UAB's Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as associate vice president on July 1. She will maintain her role as senior associate dean while also serving as the associate[…]

  • LGBTQ+ Health Workshop Expands Medical Student Perspectives

    LGBTQ+ Health Workshop Expands Medical Student Perspectives In the last feature of our 2022 Pride Month series, the Department of Medicine has collaborated with the Heersink Office for Diversity and Inclusion to shine a light on how the school is working to expand the perspectives of its[…]

  • Finding a Solution: LGBTQ+ Health Disparities in the South

    Finding a Solution: LGBTQ+ Health Disparities in the South In the United States, LGBTQ+ communities face a range of inequities when seeking healthcare services. So, why do these inequities exist? To answer that question and share the knowledge, the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center has collaborated on[…]

  • Juneteenth 2022: Listen, learn, and celebrate

    Juneteenth 2022: Listen, learn, and celebrate For Juneteenth 2022, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion put together a brief overview of the 157-year-old holiday and lists several ways to celebrate, including cooking traditional Juneteenth recipes, cultivating a reading list, and engaging in[…]

  • 2022 Women in Medicine and Science Grand Rounds Recap

    2022 Women in Medicine and Science Grand Rounds Recap Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Women in Medicine and Science Grand Rounds, hosted in partnership by Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and the Department of Medicine. This year's lecture featured Molly Carnes, M.D.,[…]

  • 2022 Women's History Month, a Letter from Dr. Fouad

    2022 Women's History Month, a Letter from Dr. Fouad With a name like “Women’s History Month,” it’s easy to understand the sentiment behind what we celebrate during the month of March. However, to truly honor this time, we must recognize why we celebrate.  When signing the proclamation of Women’s[…]

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