Plenary: Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Science and Medical Education
Date & Time
Monday, June 15, 2020, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Renay Scales

Diversity prepares us for the best solutions for complex problems according to Scientific American (2014). When we attain structural diversity and minimize implicit biases held by individuals on campus, we are more accurate and innovative in our research, teaching and service. The micro and macro aggressions that are pervasive when stereotypes and prejudice goes unchecked can result in immense frustration, hurt and actual physical and emotional dysfunction for those targeted (Davis, Scales et. al., 2015). Being aware of the benefits of diversity and inclusion and building cultural competence can impact teaching and learning in positive ways, and will enable the transfer of knowledge to students and trainees, and to each other fostering the best discoveries of procedures, protocols and treatments for improved patient outcomes. 

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