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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. Opeolu Adeoye - Associate Professor, Department  of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • 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. 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; Senior VP of Ambulatory Services, UC Health

Resources

Books:

Podcasts to Subscribe to:

Film and TV Series to Watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Additional Resources:

Videos to Watch:

Articles to Read:

Organizations to Follow on Social Media:

Community Based Involvement in Cincinnati:

Care for Black People:

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