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  • Women Faculty Promoted to the Rank of Professor Honored at Special Celebration

    Dr. Fuoad"If society will not admit of woman's free development," pioneering doctor Elizabeth Blackwell wrote, "then society must be remodeled."

    On October 8, 2015, five women in the process of remodeling society were honored for their promotion to the rank of full professor in the UAB School of Medicine. The sun was beginning to dip toward the horizon as Virginia Bradley, PhD, Yufeng Li, PhD, Avi Madan-Swain, PhD, Salpy Pamboukian, MD, and Anne Theibert, PhD gathered with their families and colleagues at the Alys Stephens Center for a celebration of this achievement.

  • Incoming Medical Students Engage Topics Surrounding Diversity & Inclusion at a 2-Day Boot Camp

    Boot camp"There is no higher calling than being a doctor," said Dr. Carlton Young, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity and Inclusion, addressing an attentive audience of incoming medical students. "You need to not only feed your mind, but you've got to feed your soul as well in order to be the best doctor you can be."

  • Office for Diversity & Inclusion Addresses the MHRC Faculty Scholars Program in Health Disparities and Culturally Responsive Care

    MHRC Faculty Scholars Program"The Office for Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine is dedicated to ensuring inclusion," Evelyn Jones stated. "This isn't just about doing the thing that is morally correct - we believe that unless we have the best minds from a broad range of experiences in our academic environment, we'll be sacrificing excellence."

  • Marc Nivet of the American Association of Medical Colleges Spoke at UAB on the topic, "Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: From Fairness to Excellence"

    Marc Nivet"There is nothing inherently good about diversity."

    In an unexpected statement at Medical Grand Rounds on January 21, Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer of the Assocaition of American Medical Colleges, challenged the audience to disrupt their routine thinking about diversity and its role in advancing academic medicine.

    "In fact, just look around at what's happening across the globe. When you force different people together, different cultures, different religions, different ethnicities, nothing good happens automatically," Nivet continued. To capitalize on differences, an institution needs a culture of inclusion to fuel the diversity and channel it in a positive direction.