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Diversity / Anti-Racism Task Force

Anti-Racism Task Force

Mission:

The mission of this taskforce is to establish a new institutional culture–relationship and create educational policies and practices that are anti-racist.  We are in a unique moment in history that can lead to meaningful and lasting change that aligns with our values to care for each other and our patients.

Aims:

  • Eliminate long-standing institutional racism at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
  • Foster ongoing, authentic dialogue about race, racism, and anti-blackness.
  • Incorporate required anti-racism curriculum content into all levels of education for medical students.
  • Implement strategies to optimize recruitment and retention of diverse students, residents, and faculty at UCCOM.
  • Implement required ongoing COM-wide anti-racism education.

Members:

  • Dr. Mia Mallory - Chair, Associate Dean of Diversity Equity and Inclusion; Associate Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Dr. Heather Christensen - Assistant Professor, Educator, Department of Medical Education, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
  • Heather Cox - Executive Director, Operations and Finance, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Caroline Freiermuth - Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr.  Tammy Gonzalez - M3 Student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Anna Goroncy - Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, The Christ Hospital; Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Clyde Henderson - Orthopedic Surgery, Retired, Community member at large
  • Stefany Hernandez - M4 Student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Lisa Johnson - Assistant Dean of Diversity Equity and Inclusion;  Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Elizabeth Leenellett - Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Health West Chester Hospital
  • Dr. Robert Neel - Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Education, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine; Neurology Residency Training Program Director, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Camille Sullivan - M3 Student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Alice Tang - Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (ENT), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dr. Nita Walker - Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Anti-Racism Resources

Film and TV Series to Watch:
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Articles to Read:
Organizations to Follow on Social Media:
Community Based Involvement in Cincinnati:

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Contact Us

University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine

CARE/Crawley Building
Suite E-870
3230 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670555
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0555

Mail Location: 0555
Phone: 513-558-7333
Fax: 513-558-3512
Email: College of Medicine