DIVERSITY MATTERS September 2021
JABSOM Faculty Development Newsletter Special Issue
Join us for DIVERSITY MATTERS 2021 virtual events every Friday in September!
JABSOM's Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence and Office of Faculty Affairs welcomes you to gather virtually every Friday in September for our 3rd annual DIVERSITY MATTERS series to learn from featured presenters who will share their experiences and generate discussions related to: meeting the healthcare needs of underserved populations, racial and cultural equity and inclusion, diverse approaches to wellness, and women in medicine.
See below for more information on each session. Hope you can join us!
- Student Equity, Excellence, Diversity
- SEED Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) Award
- KOKUA Program - Accessibility
- Women’s Center
- LGBTQ+ Center
- Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation Center (TRHT)
If you would like to report concerns about professionalism at JABSOM anonymously, please use JABSOM’s Professionalism Concern Form.
JABSOM WELLNESS RESOURCES
To request a wellness check-in from a psychologist, please complete the following form: Wellness Check-In Form (New Window)
For additional wellness resources, go to the JABSOM COVID RESOURCES PAGE (additional resources - wellness resources)
UHM COUNSELING AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The mental health professionals at the UH Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) are here to help if you need support
Navigating Health with Pacific Islander Communities
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum shares a six-part learning course, “Navigating Health with Pacific Islander Communities." The self-paced online course provides users a baseline understanding about Pacific Islander communities with a focus on addressing health disparities.
AAMC Women of Color and Intersectionality Webinar Series
Recordings from past Women of Color and Intersectionality Webinars now available! The three part series included: Carving a Path to Leadership: Strategies and Interventions, Cultivating Well Workspaces for Women of Color; and Creating a Healing and Growing Space: a candid conversation between women of color and white women in the academy.
AAMCNews: Career moves: Ways to bridge the gender gap in medical science
With women woefully underrepresented throughout academic medicine, myriad strategies strive to build gender equity through diversity-focused hiring practices, leadership training, and family supports.
ACGME promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate medical education
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has launched an initiative, ACGME Equity Matters, to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate medical education (GME), medicine, and the physician workforce. The effort aims to drive change within GME by increasing physician workforce diversity and building safe and inclusive learning environments while promoting health equity by addressing racial disparities in health care and overall population health.
Skorton addresses COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
On July 30, AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, delivered remarks to the federal COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force about public health preparedness through a health equity lens and how to prevent inequities in future pandemics. During his presentation, Skorton highlighted key AAMC resources as well as comprehensive letters the association has submitted to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and House Energy and Commerce Committees with recommendations on addressing future pandemics.
AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar A Virtual Experience
The AAMC has added a second installment of its Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar to meet demand on Sept. 13-14. This is a virtual experience. If you are an instructor, senior clinical and research fellow, or assistant professor, this seminar can help you build the competencies and skills you need to advance your career.
AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar A Virtual Experience
Save the date for the Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar on Oct. 27-28. This is uniquely designed for associate professor level faculty who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups taking a culturally responsive approach to address the specific needs of the participants including small group mentoring sessions and a CV review for career development planning.
AAMC Center for Health Justice featured in Institute for Healthcare Improvement blog
What are the Principles of Trustworthiness? How can organizations use the principles to engage with their communities and demonstrate that they are worthy of trust? These were among the important topics covered in recent blog posts by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which interviewed Philip Alberti, PhD, founding director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice and AAMC senior director for health equity research and policy, and Karey Sutton, PhD, director of research for the AAMC Center for Health Justice and AAMC director of health equity research workforce. Learn more about the center and how organizations can be involved in giving every community a chance at the healthiest life possible.
AAMC Transforming Conflict into Collaboration Virtual Workshops offered in July, Sept, and Oct, During this introductory virtual workshop on conflict management delivered in two parts, you will explore how to transform conflict into opportunities for collaboration and problem-solving.
- September 21, 2021 and September 23, 2021
- October 26, 2021 and October 28, 2021
New Health Affairs Journal Article
Drs. Pilar Ortega and Tiffany M. Shin recently authored new article, Language Is Not A Barrier—It Is An Opportunity To Improve Health Equity Through Education.
https://north.salkeiz.k12.or.us/north-salem-pacific-islander-students/ - Powerful video in which Pacific Islander students from North Salem HS share their goals for themselves and their families and what is truly important to them
Social Determinants of Health: The 5 Micro Skills or Lanes to Precept - Podcast and practical teaching tools for busy preceptors/medical educators from the Zucker School of Medicine
Recorded - Civil Beat hosts a discussion about health equity in Hawaii with Josie Howard, Chief Executive Officer of We Are Oceania, Dr. Sheri Daniels, Executive Director of Papa Ola Lokahi and Chantelle "Tellie" Matagi, Contact Tracing Lead Investigator for DOH Pacific Islanders Outreach Team.
Moving from Competency to Humility: A Practical Overview
David Stupplebeen, Ph.D., MPH
Available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nzXUGGHufQ
Solomon SR, Atalay AJ, Osman NY.
Acad Med. 2021 Jul 20. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004251. PMID: 34292192
Turpin RE, Akré EL, Williams ND, Boekeloo BO, Fish JN.
Acad Med. 2021 Jul 13. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004243. PMID: 34261863
JABSOM Diversity Initiatives
Coordinating Committee on Opportunity, Diversity, and Equity (C-CODE)
The JABSOM Coordinating Committee on Opportunity, Diversity, and Equity (C-CODE) was established in December 2020 and is chaired by Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum and Dr. Winona K. Lee. C-CODE represents an institution-wide perspective (i.e. representation of clinical and basic research departments, units, and programs) that will enhance the implementation and coordination of JABSOM ODE curricula and initiatives by leveraging resources and providing recommendations to JABSOM leadership.
ʻApu Kaulike Task Force
Dr. Naleen Andrade and Dr. Winona K. Lee lead the ʻApu Kaulike Task Force which engages JABSOM and community leaders who are working together to create a comprehensive plan to increase the representation of Native Hawaiian medical students at JABSOM. ʻApu Kaulike is also creating a strategic plan to support JABSOM's capacity to effectively serve indigenous students, faculty, and staff.
JABSOM Institutional Diversity Statement
The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) embraces diversity and inclusion as part of our shared Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific values. These shared values are responsive to our unique location in the center of the Pacific. We uphold that an environment of inclusiveness, equal opportunity and respect for the similarities and differences in our communities advances our mission of education, research and innovation, community service and clinical healing. JABSOM is committed to preparing a culturally competent health and science workforce that meets the needs of Hawaiʻi. We strive to reflect the demographics of Hawaiʻi, including representation of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, individuals from rural areas of Hawaiʻi, first generation college students and those from economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. JABSOM is cultivating a transformative teaching and learning environment that promotes the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff, who are representative of the diverse population of Hawaiʻi.
This special issue was brought to you by JABSOM's Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs. Contact JABSOMDIVERSITY@gmail.com with any questions or for more information on any of the events listed above. We hope you will join us for our engaging events throughout September!