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Status Key: Completed in AY 2022 Completed & Ongoing for AY 2023 New for AY 2023 On time for AY 2023 Restructured for AY 2023

Infrastructure

Access and Success

  • Enhance recruitment of URM trainees to DPLM graduate training programs

    Status: On time

    We have carried out virtual visits to the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley and to Morgan State University in October 2021.

    Person/Dept Responsible: Director of Graduate Studies, Diversity Liaison

  • Increase recruitment of URM MD trainees to the UNC School of Medicine

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: DPLM DEI Committee

  • Make North Carolina attractive to people of color by identifying local restaurants and venues that offer URM-centric food and events.  These places will be advertised on our DEI website and in emails honoring URM celebration months along with links to local HBCUs.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison

  • Offer additional educational services to URM trainees. Provide funding to attend training meetings designed to enhance research projects of students

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Medical School Curriculum

  • Facilitate applications for fellowships such as NIH F31 and other private foundation awards by our trainees by offering grant writing workshops.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Medical School Curriculum

  • Take advantage of existing databases that track former trainees within the BBSP to identify prospective URM clinical and research postdoctoral fellows

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison

  • Promote URM postdoctoral trainees for the Carolina Postdoc Program with involvement with local and national HBCUs.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison

  • Generate DPLM database to track former trainees to identify URM candidates for faculty positions; Reach out to institutions located in areas of high URM populations as well as post job advertisements at these institutions. Take advantage of existing organizations and job searches that target URM faculty and trainees.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: DPLM Chair; Diversity Liaison; DEI Committee

  • Train interviewers to ensure that they know best practices for interviewing candidates of color or from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: DPLM Chair, Diversity Liaison and all candidate interviewers

  • Take advantage of existing databases that track former trainees within the BBSP and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to identify prospective URM faculty members.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison, DPLM Chair; DPLM Vice Chair of Administration

  • Have more outreach to people of color to attract a diverse staff. Advertise positions at local churches with high URM attendance and at local HBCUs. Establish outreach to ministers of Black churches.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible:

Climate and Intra/Intergroup Relations

  • Require all staff, trainees and faculty to attend trainings on implicit bias and microaggressions.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison

  • Make DPLM gatherings less formal and welcoming to DPLM members; i.e., create more inviting atmosphere for Holiday Party at Carolina Inn and more thematic events.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison; DPLM Admin Staff

  • Offer small group events to increase staff interactions with broad range of individuals in DPLM

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison; DPLM DEI Committee

Curriculum and Scholarship

  • Add DEI training including workshops in racial disparities in clinical trials and implicit bias to postdoctoral training.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison

  • One Grand Round event each semester focused on DEI

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Bernard Weissman

  • At least one Grand Round event each semester presented by URM speaker and/or research focused on health disparities or research biases

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: DEI committee member

Community Engagement

  • Employ social media outlets for promotion of events inclusive of both clinical and research sides, especially those with focus on diversity and equity. Provide links to SOM, UNC Hospitals and UNC DEI websites.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Sara Wobker

  • Outreach to surrounding high schools and HBCUs to develop pipeline of candidates for DPLM students and trainees.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: Diversity Liaison; DPLM DEI Committee.

  • Expand online Pathobiology course to other NC HBCUs and URM-serving institutions such as WSSU, ECSU and UNC-Pembroke. Bennett College, Livingtone College, Shaw University, and St. Augustine’s University.

    Status: On time

    Person/Dept Responsible: DEI Committee