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DICE Summer Series Archive

In 2013, the Department of Psychiatry began presenting topics focused on all facets of inequity during the 8-week summer Grand Rounds sessions. This focus has continued to this day through the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Culture & Equity (DICE) in the Department of Psychiatry. This archive provides the overall theme for each year and highlights a sampling of the weekly discussion topics.

View past DICE Summer Series videos on our YouTube Channel

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2023 Healing the Healer: Discussions and Practices for Troubling Times


Healing the Healer explores the impact of racism, violence, and erosion of rights on UR employees. 


View 2023 Series

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2022 Using the Biopsychosocial Model to Promote Equitable Care at UR Medicine 


The Past, Present and Future of Biopsychosocial Equitable Care in the Department of Psychiatry. 


View 2022 Series

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2021 Anti-Racist Clinical Care


Race & Health in the US & URMC: lessons from the past and hope for the future. Culturally Competent and Anti-Racist Care and Treatment 


View 2021 Series

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2020 Anti-Racism & Transformation: The work ahead


Understanding one’s relationship to racism/anti-racism and how to develop an intentional identity as an Anti-Racist Organization. 

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2019 White Culture


Using mind-body awareness and mindfulness to effectively engage in race-related conversations. Preparing white leadership for open discussions about race. 

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2018 Theatre of the
Oppressed Workshops


Art, observation and addressing bias in the workplace. Application of methods with a focus on medical humanities & bioethics

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2017 Historical Trauma & Community Resilience: What Clinicians & Community Members Need to Know


Moving beyond understanding historical trauma toward devising effective clinical interventions to mitigate the impact.

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2016 The Health Impact of Everyday Actions & Interactions: What we can do to make a positive difference


Micro-aggressions & how they can affect your health & mental health. Race conscious leadership and the intersection of racism, micro-aggressions and trauma.

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2015 Intercultural Perspectives Enhancing Patient Care


Health disparities, poverty, race, & place: a community report.  Intercultural perspectives: client and staff relationships in addressing patient-centered care.

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2014 The Impact of Everyday Discrimination on Health: What we can do about it


Seeing patients: cultural awareness in academic medical centers and why we need It. Being the object of stigma: personal views on prejudice and mental illness. 

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2013 Unnatural Causes: Is inequality making us sick?


How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health. Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health.