Microagressions: How Do They Impact the Academic Environment for Health Professional Students and Researchers of Color?

When Oct 11, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 101/102
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 852-7159
Attendeesresearchers, faculty, staff, students
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 Darin A. Latimore, M.D., has been Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) since January 2017, and is the School of Medicine's inaugural Chief Diversity Officer.

Alongside YSM senior leadership, Dr. Latimore is responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school, including a robust recruitment and retention program for faculty, and students from historically underrepresented medical communities.  He coordinates with such groups as the Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement & Equity (DICE), the Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE), the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (CDISJ), and the Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQ Affairs.

As part of his current strategy to improve the cultural climate for all of YSM, Dr. Latimore has given over 40 talks on the topic of unconscious bias, training 1,000 people.  His research focus is microaggression and how it affects health professional students in the educational environment.

Dr. Latimore's passion for promoting diversity and inclusion stems from his own background.  As an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, he felt isolated on a campus where there were few African-Americans and even fewer students from his socioeconomic background.  After obtaining his medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, he completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.  Sponsored by the UofL HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Lunch provided.

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