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

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion
with the Group on Women in Medicine and Science
proudly present the fifth annual

Inclusive Medicine Series

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil.
Professor and Deputy Chair
University of Michigan - Department of Radiation Oncology

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

As a scholar whose research has long focused on understanding the mechanisms leading to inequity in the medical profession, Dr. Jagsi will begin by providing an overview of the patterns of women’s participation in the profession of medicine. She will then describe studies led by her team and others that have investigated the drivers of women’s persistent under-representation among the leaders of the medical profession, even in an era when half of all medical students are female. These include myriad complex challenges, including gendered expectations, unconscious bias, and overt discrimination and harassment. She will conclude by discussing innovative interventions that have been implemented to begin the process of cultural transformation in medicine.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

This event will be held on Zoom

Free and Open to the Public

Approved for 1.5 AMA and Ethics CME credits

Please register by Monday March 29, 2021 at

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

Past Events

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

Lean More

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