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I’m jazzed to hear #company and #HR leaders finally saying the word “racism” instead of “insensitivity” or “bias” (🥴) to describe the broken promise of our society & workplaces. But I’m also nervous that we’re embarking on what @sapinker calls a “euphemism treadmill.”/1
I hear “racism” but I also see upticks in trainings. I hear “racism” but it’s already starting to roll off others’ tongues a smidge too easily. Here are a few thoughts on how we can resist turning the current moment into the next wave of #DEI corporatization./2
#1: Reinforce that racism isn't normal. As leaders develop the fluency to say “racism” with ease, they must also be explicit about the fact that - although racism is prevalent - it never was nor will be OK. This emphasis will help secure racism as signal vs. ambient noise./3
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So about COVID & Health Disparities?
What is @emoryhealthcare @GradyHealth doing about this on a Structural Level?
Very Good Question!
It is institutions that we focus on, not just ppl
Let's Begin!
@TheRealDoctorT #ShareTheMicNowMed @arghavan_salles @FutureDocs @EmoryNews
Sometimes there is sooo much going on at once it's hard to keep up.
But let this be the Guide to #DEI at @EmoryUniversity!
Follow me and I'll show you around.
Don't stop at the attractions too long you may get lost,
But Do follow everyone who is linked! 😉
#DEI introducing @EmoryDOMRyse #DOING THE #WORK!
Vision Statement: "To be a destination and model for inclusive caring, training, development, and celebration of a diverse patient population and workforce"
@TypicallySilent #ShareTheMicNowMed
@arghavan_salles @DrHowardLiu
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📜Dear Company Leaders - You might be shocked by #Floyd & the subsequent protests you saw in the US this week. I guarantee you not one of your Black employees is. So if you’re moved, angry, or concerned...good. USE THAT. Channel those emotions to propel you to action. A word.../1
Over the past few days, I’ve seen a flurry of corporate activity like tweets and donations to public causes. These external-facing displays of solidarity are great. Please keep them up. Please also know that they’re not sufficient for uplifting your Black employees./2
Racism isn’t just “out there” in police departments or rural Georgia. It’s hard wired into your organizational structures, team dynamics and individual employee experiences. How do I know? Because this is America./3
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A few weeks ago, I did a cover-to-cover read-through of the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2020 textbook. As the book’s illustration co-editor, I was looking for graphics to improve for our 2021 version. (1/7)
I noticed a pattern I hadn’t seen before: of the almost 70 illustrations showing skin tone or sex, every single illustration showed pink/light beige skin, and every graphic except 1 was male*. That’s 100% white & almost 100% male. *excluding reproductive anatomy graphics (2/7)
There’s got to be some cognitive load reduction for some of these, I thought. Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy? Perhaps. But asterixis? Hand anatomy? Inguinal hernias? No. And what about Tanner stages of development? (3/7)
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📢Well-meaning managers/allies: Black and brown employees don’t *always* want to talk about race. Here are some guideposts to acknowledge their humanity without overdoing it 📢:
The backdrop is that being Black or brown at work is often a lonely experience. Many are the firsts - in their family to graduate from college or break into a profession - and/or the only - person of color on their team, in the meeting, in the [now extinct?] office./2
The goal of talking explicitly about race at work is to validate Black and brown experiences & demonstrate solidarity. But this has to happen without exacerbating the spotlight that Black and brown folks already feel in and on their skin. So, how do we strike a balance?/3
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On Friday, my CEO mentioned #AhmaudArbrey by name in her weekly all-company video message. It meant the world to me. Has your workplace acknowledged Ahmaud? Here’s why so few will & why they should reconsider that silence./1
78% of Black professionals say they’ve experienced discrimination and/or fear that they or their loved ones will. Yet 38% feel that their workplaces deem it unacceptable to speak about these experiences./2…
This isn’t what “bring your whole self to work” should look like. The lack of acknowledgement can feel deafening and contributes to low satisfaction & engagement and low commitment to the organization./3
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Email 1

Her: “I hate we had to cancel your visit.”
Me: “Me, too.”

Email 2

Her: “Any chance you’d be open to lecturing virtually?”
Me: “You mean the Grand Rounds lecture? I would.”

Email 3

Her: “What if . . . we made the whole visiting professorship virtual?”

What if a pandemic stopped you from going to a long anticipated visiting professorship?

What if a determined #chiefresident reimagined a way for you to still have a meaningful visit—on a virtual platform?

And . . what if your prior experiences allowed you a comparison?
Admittedly, I was curious. Plus, I love an adventure.

Sharing my experience as a (virtual) visiting professor this week.

Yes, yes y’all. This is the REMIX. . .

You ready?
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"From organizing babysitters for health care workers to working on a COVID-19 hotline run by the poison center to help answer questions from the public, Vanderbilt students are finding ways to help."

Thank you @knoxnews & @monica_kast! Let me share a little about those students:
In our first 2 weeks at the Poison Center COVID Hotline, @VUmedicine student @nicoklooster gave 34hrs outside of her regular school work to take calls about #COVID19 from the @visitmusiccity and #Tennessee public, offering reassurance, resources and answers where we have them.
As a group, @VUmedicine students have volunteered >420 hours with the hotline, and a core group of 17 students have given 326 of those hours. Over and over I hear how good it feels to stay connected with patients even over the telephone line. I am just...stunned by my classmates.
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I’ve been working on my #medtwitter elevator pitch. Mostly because lately I seem to have lots of fleeting conversations about it.

And I know I’m not alone.

Here's what I find:

Some are sold but nervous.
Some are intrigued but don’t get it.

And a lot are precontemplative.
I think it’s because it can seem like all #medtwitter users look the same.

Them: “I would get on Twitter but I’m not a social media person.”
Me: “Twitter is different! Even if you don’t do social media!”
Them: 😐“Nah. Can’t see it.”


Them: ✌️🏾

Elevator ride over.
But I’ve been thinking about the many different #medtwitter identities there are. Most can find a fit nestled somewhere in 1 or a few of them.

What works for each person depends on a few things:

Who you are
What you hope to get from it
What’s going on in your life

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Ready to spend the next day & a half with the amazing folks of the @ulsystem, its campuses & partners at #ForOurFuture20 on @ULM_Official's beautiful campus!
First up for the day is Craig Lee of the @ATT Foundry sharing how universities can develop the workforce of the future & how AT&T attracts the best talent. @ulsystem #ForOurFuture20
Ideas come from everywhere and you want to make sure you have a way for ideas to be included. - Craig Lee of @ATT Foundry @ulsystem #ForOurFuture20 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
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1/Had an awful #toxicmasculinity @lyft experience that exemplified why culture matters so much when building a business and customer loyalty. Driver picked me up and then two other passengers for shared ride. I inquired the order of stops and mine was next destination.
2/Found out destination of other passengers and informed @lyft driver that his route was going in opposite direction of both passenger stops. Asked if he could reroute back to main road which would have been a 7 minute drive direct line on one road to my stop.
3/@lyft driver started complaining of my request and informed me he would not be paid if he veered from exact GPS route. I shared my experience that that policy was only for pickups to ensure no detour and efficiency of all passenger pickups.
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#Academy2019 @AAN_Nursing Keynote on #belonging: Dr. @LisaColemanPhD explains #Diversity (in the room), #Inclusion (being asked to dance), & #Equity (intentional reflection on history & power), & #Belonging: you can disagree about something & you’re still in the group
Dr. @LisaColemanPhD: You can’t have excellence in #innovation *without* #diversity, #inclusion, #equity *AND* #Belonging

Dr. Lin Zhan to Dr. @LisaColemanPhD: How do #nurseleaders acknowledge #implicitbias? Dr. Coleman explains we all have implicit bias. On #microaggressions: Even well-intended words can do harm. #Leaders must assess their own biases AND how they’re operationalized in their orgs.
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I'm a few years behind the curve; y'all still do follow trains?

Well, I'm starting one. Let's do one about #equitydesign.

@albanvillamil asked if I knew people, places, and tools for equity and design, and I wanted everyone to know everyone.

Spread the word! (1/million)
That being said, like equity work, this isn't (and arguably can't be) the definitive

Equity is a verb, like @_ChristineOrtiz says, so my hope is this is only the beginning.
I tried to get everyone's resources and descriptions correctly, but if there's anything wrong, feel free to correct me! (Crit's in our blood, right?)

Feel free to add, amend, include, and let's get to know each other. Cool? Cool.
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This is starting now and will be live-streamed. Watch for the Periscope link to come through! AMS President @RogerWakimoto saying a few words now. "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion are a big part of my focus as president." #AMS2019 #BECP2019
@RogerWakimoto .@Marcia4Science: Let's look at what DEI looked like back when I was an Early Career Professional vs what it looks like today.

"As a student I was often the only female on an oceanographic expedition." #AMS2019 #BECP2019
.@Marcia4Science: I was a unicorn. They didn't know how to deal with me. So they sent me to Navy Seal Team school on Coronado Island & went through explosives training school. Graduated 1st in my class of Seals. No one messed with me after that.

#AMS2019 #BECP2019
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