Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University-wide Events

Join Leadership for Society: Race and Power Webinars

What role does race play in our society? How does race affect our daily lives?

Join Leadership for Society: Race and Power, a multi-week webinar series hosted by Stanford GSB professor Brian Lowery that aims to deepen our collective awareness of the role of race in society in the United States and around the world.

The full speaker schedule is available here.

The conversations will be available live on Mondays at 6:15pm PST. Register to attend any or all of the live webinars. All are welcome.

We invite you to join us on February 6, 2021 for our 30th Annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference.

Date: February 6, 2021 Time: 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM PST

Keynote Speakers:

Reena Thomas, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Associate Dean, Office of Diversity in Medical Education, Stanford University School of Medicine

Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Neurosurgery, Associate Dean, MD Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine

Ronald Garcia, PhD, Assistant Dean Minority Affairs Emeritus, Office of Diversity in Medical Education, Stanford University School of Medicine

Fernando Mendoza, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean of Minority Affairs and Programs, Office of Diversity in Medical Education, Stanford University School of Medicine

Gabriel Washington, MD, Clinical Anesthesia Resident Year 1, PGY2, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Information and Registration

Join us for a virtual event in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From Black Power to BLM: Reimagining Dr. King's Dream
Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PST

The Teaching & Mentoring Academy 
present The Medical and Bioscience Education Series:

Anti-racism, White Privilege, and Allyship in Medicine

January 13, 2021

While the fight against racism is centuries-old, the murder of George Floyd in March 2020 sparked a global uprising against anti-Black police brutality, bringing conversations about racism front and center in many contexts where these conversations have not previously taken place. For some, this is a new conversation, but it is a critical conversation for all of us, especially in the context of medicine and medical education. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 7 in 10 African Americans believe they are treated unfairly when seeking medical care. In this workshop, we seek to clarify what white privilege and anti-racism look like in our daily lives, as well as describe the role of intersectionality in understanding oppression. We will focus particularly on these concepts in the context of medicine and medical education. Participants will have a chance to think about how they can work for positive change within their own departments and programs.


Join the Black House in Conversation with Opal Tometi

  • The Black Community Services Center and Stanford in Government are excited to welcome Opal Tometi, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter to Stanford on Friday, November 6th.  Please feel free to join the following conversations:

    Stanford in Government Conversation w/ Opal- November 6 @ 4pm (PST) Click here for additional details and the Zoom link.

  • Black House Conversation w/Opal and the Black Community- Nov 6 @ 5:30pm (PST) Register here the zoom link will be sent to you following registration.

Faculty Fireside Chats Series

OAA and OFDD invite to faculty-only monthly talk series oriented to the clinical and medical education spaces. The series discusses student activism and diversity and inclusion topics to:

1. provide context and history of race issues at Stanford and in academic medicine, particularly for early career, new, and international faculty;
2. offer practical advice that activates your roles as mentors, in creating space for student expression, and in promoting respectful and inclusive interactions with trainees;
3. create opportunities to engage openly with colleagues on challenges related to diversity in academic medicine.   

Click here to learn more about this series.

Black In Cardio Week

Dates: October 19 – 25

Stanford Medicine invites you to participate in Black In Cardio Week. Black In Cardio is a unique professional development program highlighting Black contributions to the field of Cardiovascular science, medicine and related fields.  During this week we will  celebrate Black excellence in the Cardiovascular area, raise awareness on Cardiovascular disease in the Black communities,  talk about career development and the  stigmatization of the Black communities in Cardiovascular research and share resources to encourage the success and matriculation of Black cardiovascular scientist (schedule attached). More information on the organizers, cultivated resources, recorded panel discussions and a database of Black in Cardio scientists will be available on (

Celebrate Stanford Medicine Diversity Week

Dates: Oct. 5-9

During Diversity Week, several Stanford Medicine groups will be hosting various events to promote inclusion and diversity within the organization. Each event will highlight different topics of diversity and inclusion, including disability in medicine, diversity in medical education, and more. Please join.

Registration is open to everyone.

Antiracism in Biomedical Research and Medicine

Date: September 30

The Departments of Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Biosciences will be hosting Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for a virtual In-Conversation with Dean Ayodele Thomas about Antiracism in Biomedical Research and Medicine. 

Stanford Human Resources Virtual Brave Space sessions

Lane Medical Library Antiracism Book Club

Friday, July 17 | 12 - 1 pm | Medical Racism

Friday, August 21 | 12 - 1 pm | Fallout from Medical Racism

Friday, September 18 | 12 - 1 pm | Social Justice and Medicine

Please register through the event title to receive Zoom meeting info.

Feel free to join our Stanford Slack workspace, Antiracismbookclub, to submit your thoughts and questions for the group. If you are unable to attend, you can always use the channel to contribute to the discussion.

March for Racial Justice - Thursday June 4, 2020 at 12:15 outside of LKSC

Please bring signs and wear white coats/scrubs or other appropriate symbols. And please wear a mask!

We will be meeting outside the main entrance on Cooper Lane between the Lane Library and the LKSC building. The event is being organized by the LEAD (Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity) Program and Stanford Pediatrics Advisory Council.

We encourage the entire Stanford Medicine community to attend. Please spread the word to any and all who you think should know. We want to be as inclusive as possible. If you cannot make it feel free to take your own pictures that day and send them to  We will collect images and make them into a collage. You can also post them to your social media with #Whitecoatsforblacklives or #healthcareworkersforblacklives to spread the word.

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Research in COVID-19 - May 28, 2020

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 28th at 1:30pm on the topic of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Research in COVID-19. All are welcome to attend this webinar! Please see below for more details.

Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity invites you to join Bonnie Maldonado, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford Medicine, along with a panel of community experts to learn about racial health disparities related to COVID-19 and consider COVID-19 research opportunities. Reena Thomas, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Faculty Director of the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education at Stanford Medicine, will serve as moderator. Panelists include:

  • Ysabel Duron, President/Executive Director of the Latino Cancer Institute (TLCI)
  • Owen Garrick, MD, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Clinical Research
  • Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH, Associate Adjunct Professor at UCSF
  • Joseph Yracheta, MS, Senior Scientist, Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Women in Medicine Seminar Series - April 29, 2020

The Teaching & Mentoring Academy is pleased to present the Women in Medicine Seminar Series, a quarterly seminar facilitated by Dr. Arghavan Salles focused on issues women face in the workplace, and specifically looking at working in the medical context. Join us on Wednesday, April 29th from 12:30-1:30pm for the first seminar in this series, Queen Bee Phenomenon: Reality or Myth? Register here.

First Bay Area Women in Urology Happy Hour Meet and Greet

Stanford Urology joined with UCSF Urology for the first Bay Area Women in Urology Happy Hour Meet and Greet via Zoom on Friday, April 24th, 2020, hosted by our Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu.

First-ever Inclusion 2020 Week set for Jan. 27-30

The campus community is invited to join the Diversity and Inclusion Council for four days of events aiming to celebrate, support and nurture diversity and inclusion both at Stanford and in the communities we serve. Highlights will include an introduction by Department Chair Bob Harrington, a series of Grand Rounds speakers, social gatherings and mixers, informative poster presentations and breakout sessions for smaller conversation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn through meaningful discussion on pressing topics such as implicit bias, a culture of feedback, stigmatizing language, mentorship, self-care during difficult times and more.

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54th Carlos Kelly McClatchy Symposium

A Conversation about the New York Times 1619 Project

In August 2019 the New York Times published the 1619 Project, an examination of how slavery shaped and continues to influence the course of US history. New York Times correspondent Nikole Hannah-Jones created the project, and writer Kiese Laymon contributed a short story to it.

Michael Bolden, Managing Director, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford, will moderate a discussion with these writers about the origins and impacts of the 1619 Project.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7 PM - 8:30 PM, CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford, CA 94305

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Urology's Past Events

Our quarterly Bay Area Women in Urology (BAWU) Mentorship series met in August and kicked off the month with a paint party mentorship session with Dr. Polina Reyblat. 

Upstander Training with Magali Fassiotto (Jan 2021)

Achieving Health Equity in Urology with Dr. Ilana Raskind (November 2020)

Achieving Health Equity in Urology with Dr. Eric Herschthal (November 2020)

Urology faculty, residents, and staff at the Urology "How to be an Antiracist" Multimedia Book Club (August 2020)

Achieving Health Equity in Urology with Dr. Quinn Capers (July 2020)

Bay Area Women in Urology Paint and Sip Mentorship Event with Dr. Eila Skinner (July 2020)

Bay Area Women in Urology Paint and Sip Mentorship Event with Dr. Eila Skinner (July 2020)

Bay Area Women in Urology Meet and Greet (April 2020)

Stanford Summer Community College Pre-Medical Program Virtual Event (July 2020)