Inclusive Medicine Series

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts an annual event, aimed at creating a larger conversation of diversity and inclusion issues facing the community and campus. In 2017, we hosted Dr. Grace Dammann for a showing of the documentary film "States of Grace." The documentary profiled the life and work of Dr. Dammann, a pioneering physician caring for patients during the HIV epidemic in San Francisco in the 1980s. The film followed her path to recovery, after a car accident, including the role of her family, and her own professional transformation to directing a pain management clinic in the same hospital she had worked before. The documentary and discussion with Dr. Dammann aided in raising awareness among medical students, residents, and physicians, of the impact of disability on an individual, their family, and their career.

Future Events

More to come in Spring 2022!

For questions, please contact Jennifer E. Dougherty, Ed.D. at

Past Events

Inclusive Med Series 2021

MeToo Comes to Medicine: Transforming the Culture to Promote Gender Equity

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil.

To request this presentation and materials please email

Inclusive Med Series 2020
Beyond Implicit Bias: Providing Equal Care in an Unequal World
Michelle van Ryn, PhD, MPH

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Inclusive Med Series 2019 
Lena Tenney | Bystander Awareness

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019 the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion and The University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts proudly presented the Third Annual Inclusive Medicine SeriesThe focus of this year's event was on being an active bystander and presented by Lena Tenney, MPA, MEd. who is the Coordinator of Public Engagement at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

View the Inclusive Med Series 2019 Photos