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The Office for Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with the Department of Medicine to highlight the exemplary work of pioneering women in the school today, like the all female-team of cardiologists who are forging a new specialty field bridging heart health and cancer care.
In each installment of the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Women’s History Month series, there is a focus on featuring women who are making history by providing healing and hope. This week, the office—in partnership with the department of surgery—recognizes Director of the Division of Transplantation and Arnold G. Diethelm Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH.
For over 100 years, the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has advanced women in medicine. To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion sat down with leaders of both the student and faculty AMWA chapters at UAB to learn about its impact on campus.

In the final part of Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Black History Month series, we’ll take a look at how two general internal medicine doctors improve occupational wellness for future generations of physicians.

In part three of the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Black History Month Series, Merida Grant, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, provides tips on Black emotional health and well-being.

In part two of the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Black History Month Series, see how two UAB groups—the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office for Community Outreach and Engagement and Live HealthSmart Alabama—are addressing challenges in underserved communities and seeking equity for the groups they serve.

In part one of the Heersink School of Medicine’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Black History Month series, the Department of Family and Community Medicine discusses a program helping students to understand the history of racism in medicine and to create better patient experiences and healthier communities going forward.

Created by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, The Common Thread is an online toolkit designed to challenge, engage and stimulate self-inquiry in order to facilitate greater inclusivity and understanding.

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the School of Medicine, welcomed faculty members and their families to the Women in Medicine and Science Promotion Reception on Nov. 15 in the Partridge Atrium of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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