DEI Visiting Professors

The Office for Faculty Affairs and Diversity began hosting a Visiting Professor each year, starting in 2015. The speakers were selected to cover a range of important topics including the relationship between health disparities research and diversity, inclusion and equity in academic medicine, diversity in leadership, mentoring a diverse faculty, and gender equity in academic medicine. Visiting Professors typically come to Minnesota for two days and meet with faculty, leaders, and trainees in addition to giving an hour-long seminar that is widely promoted to and attended by the Medical School audience. 

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June 2021

Erika Lee, PhD, MA
Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and Director of the Immigration History Research Center

"Anti-Asian Racism: Past and Present"

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January 2020

Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research, Weill Cornell Medicine

“Diversity in Medicine and Health Equity: Two Sides of the Same Coin”

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December 2018

Molly Carnes, MD
Professor, Director UW Center for Women’s Health Research, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School

“Why is Jack More Likely to Become Department Chair than Jill”

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June 2018

Jeannette South-Paul, MD
Mathieson Professor and Chair of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

“Leadership in the Era of Diversity”

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December 2016

Angela Byars-Winston, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin
Associate Director, Collaborative Center For Health Equity

"Mentorship for a Diverse Faculty"

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September 2015

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil
Deputy Chair, Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan
Newman Family Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan

"Promoting Gender Equity and Success in Academic Medicine"