ODI Initiatives

Inclusive Conversations

Inclusive Conversations is a series of exchanges and dialogue among members of the UMMC community on stimulating topics in pursuit of sharing and understanding experiences, emotions, and different perspectives. This forum is held monthly and sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Contact Mandy Scott if you would like to receive email notifications or get additional information about these and other events sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Click the links below to learn more about the Inclusive Conversations series.

Discussions

mina,-li.jpgMina Li, MD, PhD, MS, CSM
Institute for Disability Studies (UCEDD)
University of Southern Mississippi
May 16, 2017

Disability Inclusion: Getting to Know & Interact with People with Disabilities
Disability inclusion is defined as including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability (CDC, 2017). To implement disability inclusion, it is important to understand the status of this population. This talk will address prevalence of people with disabilities and statistics about the population.

Click here to download a PDF version of Dr. Li's presentation.

religious-diversity.jpgPanel Discussion
April 18, 2017

The Intersection of Religion, Faith and Professionalism in the Workplace
Panelists from the UMMC community will share thoughts about expressions of faith in the workplace and what institutions can do better to make inclusive communities for those who have varying religious, ethical or moral beliefs.

williams,-brian.jpgBrian H. Williams, MD, FACS
Trauma Surgeon 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
March 21, 2017

Critical Mass: Examining Race, Violence, and Medicine in the 21st Century 
Dr. Williams was the lead surgeon on call with the trauma team called to care for 12 Dallas police officers and two civilians who were shot during what was to be a peaceful protest July 2016 in Dallas, TX. Dr. Williams will share how that experience has impacted his life both personally and professionally.

Click here to watch a video of Dr. Williams' presentation.