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.

Upcoming Events

"...Did They Really Just Say That?!??" - Responding to Bias in The Learning Environment: How Faculty Can Promote Inclusive Excellence

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion, working with the Office of Medical Education, is proud to host Dr. Priya Garg, Associate Dean for Medical Education at the Boston University School of Medicine, for a workshop on how faculty can respond to bias in the learning environment to promote inclusive excellence in medical education. This scenario-based workshop will discuss bias/microaggressions that have occurred in our learning environments and review how faculty can interrupt the bias build skills to sustain anti-racist learning environments.

Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
1:30-3 p.m.
PHS 103

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

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion proudly presents the seventh annual Inclusive Medicine Series.

Inclusive Medicine Series: Are We Missing an Upstream Driver of Health? Addressing Racism in Medical Education featuring Priya Garg, M.D.; Associate Dean of Medical Education at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Reception: 5-5:45 p.m. in William N. Pennington Health Science Building Foyer
  • Presentation: 6-7:30 p.m. in William N. Pennington Health Science Building, Room 102 & 103
  • Approved for 1 AMA and Ethics CME credits
  • Please register by Wednesday March 1, 2023
  • Parking and direction information
  • For questions, please contact Jennifer E. Dougherty, Ed.D. at

Register for the Inclusive Medicine Series event

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, Ph.D., MPH

Diversity Science

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.