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FSM DEI Committees

Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion committees at Feinberg below. If you lead a DEI committee and would like to add it to this page, complete this brief form. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with any questions.

 

 ARCC Community-Academic Anti-Racism Learning Collaborative

Center for Community Health

Committee Goals

Provide tools & resources to support community-academic partnerships to address racism and other forms of oppression in research and community-academic research engagement (learn more)

Audience: Faculty, staff and trainees

ARCC Website

 

 Center for Community Health Equity Work Group

Center for Community Health

Committee Goals

We will develop an anti-racist, equity framework to create a community governance structure for CCH.

We will have identified a set of opportunities and actions to improve hiring, retention, and mentoring within CCH.

Audience: Faculty and staff

 DEI Anti-racism Task Force

Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

Committee Goals

The primary goal of this task force will be to evaluate the ongoing efforts in the Northwestern Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling and develop recommendations for a sustainable strategy for the implementation and execution of anti-racist work.

  • Identify gaps in anti-racism efforts based on current and past work that could adversely impact current, planned and future REDI (Restorative, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) initiatives.
  • Determine priority areas of anti-racism initiatives.
  • To make recommendations regarding a program infrastructure which would support and sustain REDI and anti-racism efforts for the future.
  • To make recommendations regarding stakeholder roles, needs, and engagement in these efforts.
  • Explore potential opportunities to challenge systemic racism within the graduate program and institution.

Stakeholders: Current students, potential students, alumni, faculty, donors

 Diversity Committee
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Committee Goals

  • See committee website for immediate, short-term, and long-term goals

Stakeholders: students

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 Department of Family and Community Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Family and Community Medicine

Committee Goals

  • Focus on social justice curriculum for entire department
  • Incorporation of search committees with hiring process
  • Equity focused research

Audience: Faculty, staff, students, trainees

 Department of Surgery Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Department of Surgery

Committee Goals

Cultural M&M

Audience: Faculty, staff, and trainees

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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Department of Pathology

Audience: Faculty, staff, students, and trainees

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 Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council
Department of Medicine

Committee Goals

  • Lead diversity initiatives aimed to provide our trainees and faculty members with tools and skills necessary to deliver inclusive and bias free care of our patients
  • Create an environment of diversity and inclusion that provides support and opportunity for all members of diverse backgrounds
  • Become committed community partners with the communities that we serve
  • Our community engagement goals are to host quarterly community engagement and social activities to promote a greater sense of community and belonging for students, trainees, and faculty
  • Our goals for trainee recruitment include partnering with Program Directors to implement best practices in holistic review of applicants and to support URM recruitment throughout the application season
  • Goals for faculty recruitment and retention include the development of a set of welcome resources and to implement a peer mentorship program for new faculty

Audience: Faculty, students, and trainees

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 EDI Steering Committee

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Committee Goals

  • Consultation to faculty and staff on the intersection of DEI, mental/behavioral health, and education
  • Experience and expertise on developing a logic model that includes tangible steps/actions for accomplishing DEI goals within academic and medical institutes
  • Lectures/didactics about trauma responsive care, including methods for safe behavior management
  • Consultation about DEI and community-based research
  • Mentorship in and development of pipeline curriculum and activities


Audience
: Faculty, staff, students, trainees

 

 Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement, and Acxtion (IDEA) Committee

Department of Medical Social Sciences

Committee Goals

  1. Hiring, Recruitment, and Retention
  2. Mentorship and Career Development
  3. Departmental Culture

Audience: Faculty, staff and trainees

 

 JEDI Supervision Working Group

Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

Committee Goals

The primary goal of this working group will be to determine how to foster a safe and healthy learning environment for the students while on their fieldwork placements.

  • Examine the needs of the students
  • Examine the needs of the fieldwork supervisors
  • Evaluate existing fieldwork policies and evaluations with a JEDI lens
  • Create materials that can be utilized by the supervisor and the student to foster dialogue regarding JEDI issues (include aspect of holistic view of site/healthcare team and institution)
  • Consider options for continuing education and opportunities for new and existing supervisors to continue growth in JEDI
  • Consider messaging and communications for potential applicants regarding fieldwork placements and JEDI implications
  • Sustainability of reevaluating these initiatives

Stakeholders: Current students, supervisors, potential students (future communications)

 

 Neurology & Neurosurgery Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (HEDIC)
Neurology and Neurosurgery

Committee Goals

  • Setting up free neurology/neurosurgery clinic in Chicago
  • Improving diversity in recruitment of staff
  • Community Health Clinic Volunteer Program
  • HEDIC Noon Lecture Series
  • Bi-annual HEDIC Grand Rounds on health disparities and health equity
  • Biannual Careers in Neurology & Neurosurgery Events

Audience: Faculty and trainees

 NUPOC DEI Committee

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Committee Goals

  • Faculty, staff, and student education, discussions, and training
  • DEI in healthcare
  • Curriculum review
Audience: Faculty, staff, students, trainees

 

 Pediatrics Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Department of Pediatrics

Committee Goals

  • Increase the diversity among the pediatric trainees at Lurie.
  • Increase the diversity of the workforce at Lurie Children's.
  • Conduct implicit bias training throughout the hospital
Audience: Faculty