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.

Reno 911: A Call to Highlight and Handle Healthcare Disparities Now

This presentation will review regional and national data on racial/ethnic health disparities while addressing patient and provider level contributors to inequity. Dr. Railey will also discuss the historical underpinnings of health disparities in the United States and review data on discordant encounters. He will also explore practical strategies to enhance awareness while sharing interventions aimed at improving the health and well being of patients, peers, and providers.

Speaker: Kenyon Railey , M.D. | Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the Duke School of Medicine; Medical Director of the Duke Physician Assistant Program

Date, time, and location:

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Reception: 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. | William N. Pennington Health Science Building Foyer
Presentation: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | William N. Pennington Health Science Building, Room 102

Please register by Friday March 1, 2024 at

Free and Open to the Public | Approved for 1.5 AMA and Ethics CME credits

For questions, please contact Jennifer E. Dougherty, Ed.D. at 775-682-7935 or

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.