Focusing on Diversity


The Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to recruiting the best and brightest residents of diverse ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds.  We believe that the unique qualities of each resident are integral to the strength of our program and facilitate our efforts to cultivate a physician workforce that mirrors the diverse population that we serve.  By fostering an environment that welcomes diversity along with inclusion, we cultivate physicians who practice high quality, individualized medicine interweaved with cultural responsiveness.  As Max de Pree once stated, “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity.  We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” 

We are excited about the initiatives within the internal medicine residency program as well the UAB Medicine community.  We welcome you to continue discovering how we are focusing on diversity.

Karla E. Williams, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program

KeAndrea Titer, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine
Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program

 UAB Medicine Diversity Initiatives

 Leaders in Diversity

 The Common Thread: Find Yourself in Everyone

UAB’s Leaders in Diversity

At every level of leadership—from the residency program to the School of Medicine Dean's Office—we have dynamic and engaging faculty who help advance equity and inclusion across the medical education spectrum. 

Latesha Elopre, MD, MPH

Latesha Elopre, MD, MPH

Co-Chair, Dean’s Council for Graduate Medical Education, Subcommitte for Diversity, Multicultural Affairs, and Inclusion
Monica Baskin, PhD

Monica Baskin, PhD

UAB Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity
Carlton Young, MD

Carlton Young, MD

School of Medicine Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity
Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Events

Diversity Enrichment Committee Lunch and Learn Sessions 
  • Medical Care for the Uninsured population- Sept 12, 2019
  • LGBTQ Health- Nov 14, 2019
  • Physician Community Engagement- Feb 20, 2020
  • Medical Care for the Uninsured Population- Feb 20, 2020
Diversity Enrichment Committee Social Events
  • Top Golf Meet and Greet- June 18, 2019
  • After Work "Wine" Down- Oct 15, 2019
  • Holiday Party- Dec 15, 2019
Underrepresented Minority Applicant Pre-Interview Mixer Events
  • Oct 28, 2019
  • Nov 7, 2019
  • Nov 14, 2019
  • Nov 18, 2019
  • Dec 2, 2019
  • Dec 12, 2019
UAB Office of Diversity and Inclusion Events
  • Second Look Weekend- Jan 30-31, 2020
  • Diversity Grand Rounds- Jan 31, 2020
  • Diversity Fair- Jan 31, 2020
Women in Medicine and Science Events
  • UAB Medicine Diversity Conference- Oct 4, 2019
  • American Medical Women’s Association: “How UAB Women Physicians Have Charted Paths to Success” Panel Discussion- Oct 8, 2019
  • Women in Medicine Lecture Series: “Learning to Communicate Assertively”- Nov 7, 2019
  • UAB Medicine Women’s Conference- Mar 6, 2020