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  • Pride Month spotlight: how ODI’s LGBTQ+ Faculty Association promotes inclusive healthcare at UAB year-round
    The Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion LGBTQ+ Faculty Association wants to wish you a happy Pride Month. The worldwide commemoration of LGBTQ+ culture and rights kicked off on June 1 with events around the globe celebrating progress made in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.
  • Honoring Juneteenth at Heersink ODI’s second annual commemoration
    The Office for Diversity and Inclusion Black and African-American Faculty Association is excited to gather once again for its second annual Juneteenth Commemoration.
  • Celebration hosted honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
    The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In commemoration of this rich cultural heritage, Heersink Office for Diversity Inclusion AAPI Faculty Association hosted an educational and celebratory event open to everyone at the school.
  • Cultivating a culture of belonging
    Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each year during May and is dedicated to shedding light on mental health illnesses and overall well-being in America. Amidst our day-to-day activities, the workplace is a significant contributor to our well-being. 
  • Recap of Addressing conflicts: Triage in the workplace
    Each quarter, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosts Staff Grand Rounds, featuring guest speakers who provide educational content to staff. This quarter on April 30, Michelle Horvath, J.D., university ombudsperson at UAB, delivered the presentation for Staff Grand Rounds.
  • Honoring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024
    As May approaches, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion looks forward to celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2024.
  • Honoring women faculty promoted in 2023 with annual Reception
    The Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosted the annual Women in Medicine and Science Promotion Reception April 11, which recognized women faculty promoted at the end of 2023. The honorees and their guests were greeted by Heersink leadership to celebrate their remarkable achievements.
  • Unlocking conflict resolution during the next Staff Grand Rounds
    The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host the next Staff Grand Rounds session featuring UAB’s University Ombudsperson. Michelle R. Horvath, J.D., will discuss practical strategies to navigate workplace conflicts effectively.
  • Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month
    In April, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion proudly commemorates the contributions and achievements of Arab Americans in the field of medicine and science.
  • Panel honoring Jean Cowsert, M.D., hosted March 19; new scholarship announced
    Hosted by the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the School of Health Professions, a panel discussion was held on March 19 to honor Jean Cowsert, M.D. The event served as a testament to Cowsert's pioneering spirit and enduring contributions to the medical field.