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Task Force on Inclusion & Bias

Through the work of Feinberg students, faculty and staff, every aspect of the curriculum is reviewed for opportunities to teach students to recognize where bias exists, attempt to change it and move all of medical education and practice in a more inclusive direction.

Subcommittees

 Faculty Development and Learning Environment

This subcommittee develops materials including didactics, online training modules and smaller group discussions to facilitate training of faculty in matters of inclusion and bias at Feinberg.

Faculty

Yusra Cheema, MD
Adam Gordon, PhD
Marianne Green, MD
Bruce Henschen, MD, MPH
James Walter, MD

Students

Sunny Abdelmageed
Sonia Ahluwalia
Archie Baskaran
Madelyn Bollig
Riley Boyd
Michael Chidueme
Dinushi Kulasekere
Lauren Kwa
Joo-Young Lee
Ashley Maras
Kelsey McAfee
Tanaz Naterwala
Emma Office
Lauren Smith
Dhivya Sridar
Emily Zaniker

Staff

Allison Deneen

Housestaff

Saba Berhie
Teni Brown

 Bias in Assessment

This subcommittee works with Dr. Brigid Dolan, the director of student assessment at Feinberg to identify and mitigate areas in which bias impacts the assessment process.

Faculty

Brigid Dolan, MD, MEd
Shilajit Kundu, MD
Leslie Rydberg, MD
Toshi Uchida, MD

Students

Hooman Azad
Archie Baskaran
Raheem Bell
John Chen
Zachary Cross
Dan Fox
Sparsh Gupta
Nicole Handa
Kaitlin Huennekens
Maya Jackson-Gibson
Kelsey McAfee
Osama Siddiqui
Dhivya Sridar
Chideraa Ukeje
Emily Zaniker

Staff

Anna Reczynski
Erin Unterbrink

Housestaff

Asantewaa Ture

 Anti-Bias Curriculum

This subcommittee evaluates and elicits student feedback on all curricular modules in terms of bias. They make recommendations about concepts that are essential to include in order to address health equity and social determinants of health.

Faculty

Pat Garcia, MD, MPH
Khalilah Gates, MD
Mita Goel, MD, MPH
Adam Gordon, PhD
Suzanne Schmidt, MD
Toshi Uchida, MD
James Walter, MD

Students

Sunny Abdelmageed
Rebecca Arteaga
Archie Baskaran
Erin Boulger
Michael Chidueme
Elsy Compres
Karishma Desai
Sparsh Gupta
Maria Hanna
Tobias Holden
Dinushi Kulasekere
Laura Liao
Shaan Madhan
Danish Majid
Ashley Maras
Emily Marogi
Nonye Ogbuefi
Swagata Patnaik
Arjun Sarkar
Risha Shah
Dhivya Sridar
Jimmy Wester

Staff

Anna Reczynski
Anna Yee

Housestaff

Alison Esteva Sanders
Asantewaa Ture

 Research/Scholarly Activity

This subcommittee focuses on research aspects of the curriculum, examining what questions we want to tackle as we move forward, measures we can implement to evaluate our impact and contributing to research on these efforts.

Faculty

Adam Gordon, PhD

Students

Emma Gargus
Lucy Luo
Warren McGee
Tricia Pendergrast
Daniel Selgrade
Parth Shah
Isabel Sturla
Esther Yoon

 Website/Resources

This subcommittee develops module leader communications, as well as receives, directs, tracks and communicates responses for any questions or concerns that come to the task force.

Students

Kaitlin Huennekens
Maya Jackson-Gibson
Ashley Maras
Nikita Saladi
Osama Siddiqui
Dhivya Sridar
Jimmy Wester

 Clinical Phase

This subcommittee evaluates the clinical phase of the curriculum, specifically identifying the impact of bias on the clinical phase.

Faculty

Robert Brannigan, MD
Pat Garcia, MD, MPH
Bruce Henschen, MD, MPH

Students

Rachel Armstrong
Omar Bushara
Anthony Gacita
Emma Gargus
Ali Khan
Kassandra Samuel
Dane Sannes
Emmalee Skorich
Dhivya Sridar
Jimmy Wester

Housestaff

Teni Brown