Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology
“Diversity describes who we are. It’s a nod to the unique qualities every individual brings to our program and builds our foundation. Diversity loses its impact, however, unless inclusivity, which builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people happens.” – Keisha Gibson, MD
Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things. ~Claudia Brind-Woody (IBM Executive)
Publications & Research
Health-related social needs, which include food insecurity, housing instability, and lack of transportation, are strongly associated with poor health outcomes, more health care use, and higher health care spending. Integrating human services that address health-related social needs into health care may address these issues. Full article
Education & Trainings
The DEI Certificate Program is a new initiative from the SOM Office of Inclusive Excellence in support of the 2019 SOM Strategic Plan to foster an inclusive workplace environment. The program’s curriculum offers workshops and trainings designed to broaden awareness about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics among the SOM faculty/staff and deepen engagement with and between individuals in the SOM at all levels – from patients to leadership. The workshops offered as part of the certificate program address a broad array of DEI topics, including those related to race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, culture and religion, socioeconomic status, and more.
Standard Safe Zone
The Standard Safe Zone is a four-hour training
Bridging the Gap is a program created in 2020 by UNC Internal Medicine residents with the goal of creating partnerships between attendings, fellows, and/or residents with third and fourth year medical students interested in Internal Medicine or Medicine/Pediatrics.
The Carolina Leadership Alliance is a partnership created in 2017 between underrepresented minority house staff at UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, and ECU with the aim of strengthening mentorship, research, and career development as well as fostering community. There is a banquet held annually which brings trainees and faculty from the different institutions together. Additionally, a number of projects have been created that have focused on improving health outcomes for the African-American and Latino communities.
Project EMBRACE, or Project “Ending Medical Bias and Racism by Advocating for Change and Equity,” is a four-part noon conference series developed by several residents from the UNC Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Topics included implicit bias, structural racism, health disparities, and bystander intervention.
UNC Resident Diversity Initiative is composed of residents, fellows, and attending physicians who are committed to maintaining and expanding the diversity of UNC residency and fellowship programs.
Dynamic, thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion between four expert panelists. Dr. Vanessa Grubbs, Dr. Dana Mitchell, Dr. Will Ross and Dr. Kevin Tucker discuss racism in kidney care and social determinants of health, challenges building a diverse pipeline of future nephrologists, race-based diagnostic measures and barriers to career advancement.
Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology. She specializes in racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cancer outcomes, patient and community engagement in cancer clinical trials, and lung cancer.
An informative and thought provoking talk by Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD about racism and how it directly impacts public health.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Medicine Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Pediatric Nephrology
Med/Peds Residency Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology; Associate Program Director of Ambulatory Education; Assistant Medical Director, UNC Internal Medicine Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine
Administrative Specialist, Department of Medicine
Medicine Grand Rounds Administration
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab; Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship; Co-Director of Cardiology Clinical Trials
Internal Medicine Residency Program, Inpatient Chief
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Director, GI Motility Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Administrative Specialist, Internal Medicine Residency Program
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