Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

Our office coordinates workshops addressing topics of interest to faculty, residents and students.  If you are interested in developing or hosting a workshop, our office is available to work with you.

Workshops and presentations address a range of issues related to medical education and practice, including:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Cultural competence
  • Campus climate
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Health disparities
  • Community engagement


October 25, 2018

"Mitigating the Impact of Unintentional Bias on Evaluation of Students and Faculty"

Anne M. Etgen, PhD., Professor Emerita, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva Univesity


October 28, 2014

“Strategies for Attracting an Excellent Faculty”
“Creating an Environment Where Faculty Thrives”

Anne M. Etgen, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

Co-Sponsored by:

·         Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity

·         Initiative for Maximizing Student Development

·         Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


July 24, 2014

“Challenges Overcome to Succeed in Attracting and Enrolling a Diverse Community of Medical Students”
“How to be an Ally for Diverse Residents and Learners”

Sunshine Nakae, MSW, PhD, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Recruitment & Student Life, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL (formerly Diversity Director, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)

Co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Medical Education


February 15, 2014

"Women's Health Series"

Co-Sponsored by Medical Alumni Association


October 7, 2013

"Residency Program Directors Interviewing Workshop"

In collaboration with the Office of Graduate Medical Education

Cultural Diversity Workshop Series

The Cultural Diversity Workshop Series strives to assist attendees in differentiating between cultural competency and cultural sensitivity principles.  Workshops typically focus on the importance of recognizing the demographic, geographic and ethnographic features within communities and populations when designing clinical studies. The series aims to create a dialogue regarding the cultural and social variation in standards of research integrity. This workshop series was offered by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and was developed with advisement from of the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement. 

Community Engagement Workshop Series

The Community Engagement Workshop Series strives to aid participants in examining the characteristics that bind people together as a community, including social ties, common perspectives/interests, and geography.  This series encourages the appraisal of the role of community engagement as a strategy for identifying community health issues, translating health research to communities, and reducing health disparities. This workshop series was offered by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and was developed with advisement from of the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement.

March 13, 2018

"Engaging in CBPR with Immigrant and Refugee Community"

Isok Kim, PhD, Assistnat Professor, School of Social Work, UB

February 27, 2018

"Community Engagement with Special Populations: SMI (Severe Mental Illness)"

James Butcher, RN, BSN, BestSelf Behavorial Health, Inc.

January 30, 2018

"Working Effectively with Refugees and Immigrants"

May Shogan, International Institute of Buffalo

December 19, 2017

"The Patient Voices Network: A Community Based Participator Research Program"

Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, PhD, Director of Community Translational Research, UB

December 5, 2017

"Community-Based Research to Improve Care for Children with Asthma"

Jill Halterman, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics, University of Rochester