DEI Newsletter – OND 2020
Welcome to UNC Neurology’s Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion newsletter!
This newsletter highlights DEI initiatives, news, and programs within the department and across the campus.
The Department of Neurology at UNC embraces the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) definition of diversity which recognizes that diversity is not limited to gender, race, and ethnicity, but must also include age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious commitment, physical ability, and other varied backgrounds and life experiences.
Our vision is to be the most diverse, equitable and inclusive neurology department in the Southeast United States.
The DEI Spotlight will be a regular feature in upcoming newsletters. Hearing each other’s stories can help to foster empathy and inclusion within the department. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month (September 15 -October 15), the spotlight this month is on Linda Dominguez, a certified medical assistant with the UNC Neurology Clinic. Read the interview >
Have You Completed the UNC Race and Equity Survey?
The UNC System race and equity survey is intended to provide baseline metrics that will allow UNC System and individual campus leadership teams to address challenges that may exist and to recognize current practices that successfully advance a culture and climate of equity and inclusion. The survey closes on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
You can access the survey using one of the links below:
Events / Activities – Get Involved!
- Transportation Equity, the Disabled, and Health Disparities
- October 27, Abigail Cochran, Post Doctoral Research Associate, UNC
- Teaching Journal Articles- Focus on Health Disparities Research Articles
- 11/10, Sharita R. Thomas, Research Associate, UNC Sheps Center
- Structures of Inequality: A Focused Look at Systems of Racism (Honors Carolina)
- 10/8, Systemic Racism and Economic Disparities
- 10/20, Systemic Racism and Voting
- 11/2, Systemic Racism and The Way We Think
- How Pandemics Show Us Who We Are: Race and Risk in the United States
- 10/7, Mary Bassett, Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, professor of the practice at Harvard University School of Public Health
Share Your Cultural Activities
Are you planning an activity to coincide with an upcoming cultural month? if so, ODI would be happy to help promote it! Please feel free to submit your activity details for promotion via the DEI@neurology.unc.edu
D&I Newsletter Submissions Welcomed!
This newsletter is intended to highlight D&I initiatives, news, and programs across campus. Please feel free to share your associated content via DEI@neurology.unc.edu
Join the Discussion
To facilitate ongoing and regular group engagement, please join one of the two UNC Neurology discussion groups that meet monthly either every 2nd Wednesday of the month 5:00 to 6:30 pm (Group #A) OR every 2nd Friday of the month 12:00 to 1:00 pm (Group #B)
This platform aids network communication and growth through:
- Member profiles
- Discussion forums
- Addressing action items decided upon.
- An events calendar
- A resources folder
Questions regarding the platform may be directed to DEI@neurology.unc.edu