Education & Training

Diversity Training

Implicit Bias Training 

This training is required for department chair and vice chairs, division chiefs, fellowship directors, and resident selection committee members. This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize short cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of faculty search committees. 

Equity & Diversity Certificate Program 

Offered by the Office for Equity and Diversity, this program helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It is free of charge and open to students, faculty, and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota.  

Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring (HELM) Program

The HELM Program focuses on some of the challenges that trainees from minority and underserved groups as well as other faculty whose research is addressing health equity may face. A new cohort of HELM fellows is selected annually to participate in the program. 

Education Materials

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council strongly believes in continuous learning and growth.  Here you will find resources dedicated to furthering this goal.  If you have a resource worth sharing, please send to Dr. Catherine Bendel

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Diversity in Medicine

Enhancing Pediatric Workforce Diversity and Providing Culturally Effective Pediatric Care: Implications for Practice, Education, and Policy MakingCommittee on Pediatric Workforce. Pediatrics Oct 2013, 132 (4) e1105-e1116; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-2268

Assessing the Evolving Definition of Underrepresented Minority and its Application in Academic MedicineKathleen Raquel Page, MD, Laura Castillo-Page, PhD, Norma Poll-Hunter, PhD, Gwen Garrison, PhD, and Scott M. Wright, MD. Acad Med. 2013;88:67-72. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318276466c

Speaker Introductions at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: Forms of Address Reveal Gender Bias. Julia A. Files, MD, Anita P. Mayer, MD, Marcia G. Ko, MD, Patricia Friedrich, PhD, Marjorie Jenkins, MD, Michael J. Bryan, MD,et al. Journal of Women's Health 2017;00:1-7.  DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2016.6044

Diversity and Inclusion in Medical Schools: the Reality.  Jennifer Tsai. Suggested by Danielle Vrieze, PhD, LP in the Department of Psychiatry – Child and Adolescent Division.

Diversity Training

Diversity and Inclusion Training in Pediatric Departments. Fernando S. Mendoza, Leslie R. Walker, Barbara J. Stoll, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Joseph W. St Geme, Tina L. Cheng, Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, Christopher E.Harris, Mary E. Rimsza, Jie Li, Theodore C. Sectish. Pediatrics Apr 2015, 135 (4) 707-713; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-1653 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workshop Summary: Enhancing Opportunities for Training and Retention of a Diverse Biomedical Workforce. Gregg A. Duncan, Angelia Lockett, Leah R. Villegas, Sharilyn Almodovar, Jose L. Gomez, Sonia C. Flores, et al. Ann Am Thorac Soc Vol 13, No 4, pp 562–567, Apr 2016. Copyright © 2016 by the American Thoracic Society. DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201509-624OT

Healthcare Disparities

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Survival of United States Children with Birth Defects: A Population-Based StudyWang, Ying et al. The Journal of Pediatrics , Volume 166 , Issue 4 , 819 - 826.e2

Racial Disparities in Failure-to-Rescue among Children Undergoing Congenital Heart SurgeryChan, Titus et al. The Journal of Pediatrics , Volume 166 , Issue 4 , 812 - 818.e4

Dead Wrong: The Growing List of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Childhood MortalityFlores, GlennEscala, Michelle K. et al. The Journal of Pediatrics , Volume 166 , Issue 4 , 790 - 793

Diversity in American Culture

Making America White AgainToni Morrison. The New Yorker. 21 Nov 2016.

Color Blind or Color Brave? A TED Talk by Mellody Hobson.

What are We Learning About Minnesota High School Students? A fact sheet about TGNC students.

Diversity in Organizations

Designing a Bias-Free Organization. An Interview with Iris Bohnet by Gardiner Morse. The Harvard Business Review.  July-Aug 2016:3-7.

We Just Can't Handle Diversity. Lisa Burrell. The Harvard Business Review. July-Aug 2016:3-6.