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Special School Wide Grand Rounds: Microaggressions: How Do They Impact the Environment for Health Professional Students and Researchers of Color

Downtown Campus
Hutchinson
Auditorium, First Floor

The Tulane School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a Special School Wide Grand Rounds: Microaggressions: How Do They Impact the Environment for Health Professional Students and Researchers of Color? presented by Darin A. Latimore, MD Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Yale University School of Medicine, 12:00pm,  Hutchinson Building/School of Medicine Auditorium, First floor, 1430 Tulane Avenue

The learning objectives are: ·

  • Review the history and science of microaggressions.
  • Discuss health profession students’ and medical residents’ experience with racial microaggressions.
  • Discussion of potential solutions.

Darin A. Latimore, MD, has been Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale School of Medicine since January 2017, and is the School of Medicine’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer. Alongside Yale senior leadership, Dr. Latimore is responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school of medicine, including a robust recruitment and retention program for faculty, and students from historically underrepresented in medical communities. He coordinates with such groups as the Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement & Equity (DICE), the Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE), the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (CDISJ), and the Dean’s Advisory Council on LGBTQ Affairs. As part of his current strategy is to improve the cultural climate for all of Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Latimore has given over 40 talks on the topic of unconscious bias, training 1,000 people. Dr. Latimore's research focus is microaggression and how it affects health professional students in the educational environment. Dr. Latimore’s passion for promoting diversity and inclusion stems from his own background. As an undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley, he felt isolated on a campus where there were few African-Americans and even fewer students from his socioeconomic background. After obtaining his medical degree at University of California, Davis School of Medicine, he completed his residency in internal medicine at University of California, Davis Medical Center.