Diversity Now

DEI Newsletter

Amy Zelenski, Ph.D.

Dear Colleagues:

Research shows us that to tackle difficult problems, we need diverse perspectives and the space/time for thoughtful discourse. We cannot engage in such problem-solving without ensuring that certain resources are distributed across diverse groups. In medical education, this means getting money into the hands of those who live/work in many different contexts. The Building Trust through Diversity, Health Care Equity, Inclusion and Diagnostic Excellence in Internal Medicine Training Grant has enabled AAIM to be at the forefront of this movement. We have awarded grants to new PIs at safety net hospitals that otherwise might not have received funding for their innovative ideas to address racism in medicine and medical education. Partnering with ACP, ABIM, ABIM Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has enabled us to make even more impact in this area. Though we are behind where we should be in addressing these issues in medicine, programs like this give me hope that we are moving in the right direction. I hope you will be a part of this program by submitting your LOI!

Amy Zelenski, PhD
Chair, AAIM Innovation Grants Committee
Director, Education Innovation and Scholarship
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

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