Seminars & Workshops

2014-2015 Diversity Seminar Series


Light refreshments included

This year's Diversity Seminar Series schedule is still being completed. It has been approved and designated for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. See below for more information.

Note that each year's Diversity Seminar Series includes the annual Tana A. Grady-Weliky, MD, Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine, honoring the memory of Dr. Grady-Weliky, former University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Senior Associate Dean for Education and Department of Psychiatry faculty member. This year's lecture will take place on January 30, 2015, in the Class of '62 Auditorium, followed by a lunch reception with the speaker. This year's speaker has not yet been determined.

Please note that there is also a Faculty Development Workshop series sponsored by the Office for Faculty Development that includes a range of topics relevant to the educational mission of the Medical Center. We welcome the participation of all faculty, students and residents at both types of events.

Date/location Topic/ Event Speaker(s)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Center for Experiential Learning
Room 2-7536

12:00-1:30 pm

Part-time Faculty in Academic Medicine: Flexibility or Career Impasse?

(Presentation and panel discussion)

Linda H. Chaudron, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pedicatrics, URSMD

w/ panelists:
Linda M. Schiffhauer, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, URSMD

Raissa Villanueva, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology, URSMD

Friday, October 17, 2014

Center for Experiential Learning Room 2-7545

12:00-1:30 pm

'Seeing' Patients: Cultural Awareness in Academic Medicine and Why We Need It

Emma Ciafaloni, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Program Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program, and Co-Director, MDA Clinic, URSMD
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Center for Experiential Learning Room 2-7520
12:00-1:00 pm
Engaging and Becoming Allies in Advancing Diversity at URMC: A panel discussion of the diverse perspectives of the role of majority groups in diversity
Presentation and panel discussion

Linda H. Chaudron, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pedicatrics, URSMD

w/ panelists:
Ying Xue, DNSc, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Faculty Diversity Officer
UR SON

Karen A. Reifenstein, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Faculty Diversity Officer
UR SON

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Natapow Room (1-9545)
12:00-1:30 pm
Deaf Friendly Space - Working with the Deaf Community (Part I)

Elizabeth Ballard
Manager, Interpreter Services
URMC

Robert C. Nutt, MD
Fellow, Academic General Pediatrics & Neurodevelopmental-behavioral Pediatrics
URMC

Friday, January 30, 2015
Class of '62 Auditorium
12:00-1:00 pm
4th Annual Tana Grady-Weliky, MD, Memorial Lecture (title tbd) Eve Higgenbotham, SM, MD
Vice Dean, Inclusion and Diversity
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Professor of Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Natapow Room (1-9545)
12:00-1:30 pm
Deaf Friendly Workplace - Working with Deaf Colleagues (Part II)

Elizabeth Ballard
Manager, Interpreter Services
URMC

Robert C. Nutt, MD
Fellow, Academic General Pediatrics & Neurodevelopmental-behavioral Pediatrics
URMC