Bias and Racism in our Society and our Practice Settings: How to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive
The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have brought to light the problem of racism in this country. These tragic murders are, at once, both unfathomable and yet so familiar. This has led many people to wonder how we got here, and how we can become part of the solution. While this would be a lifetime of work that cannot be captured in a single webinar, here we will start by giving an overview of the underlying problems of implicit bias and systemic racism, and how these things could be manifesting in your office/practice. We will also explore actionable steps to help combat racism.
• To understand implicit bias, and how it may affect hiring, promotions, work place culture
• To understand what systemic racism is and how it could be manifesting in medical establishments
• To have practical steps to take to help foster awareness of bias, as well as to make positive changes in your surrounding environment
About The Speakers
David J. Brown, MD, is the Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion as well as Associate Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Michigan Medicine.
Dr. Brown is formerly the medical director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Ambulatory Care Unit, a founding member and medical director of the Pediatric Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Clinic, and a founding member and course director of the Otolaryngology Essentials Simulation Boot Camp. He is the past Director the Otolaryngology Diversity Committee, which received a U-M Distinguished Diversity Leader Award for its monthly Diversity Lunch and Learn Series.
A member of the U-M faculty since 2011, he is Chair of the Society of University Otolaryngologists Diversity Committee, and a U-M Global REACH faculty associate who collaborates with colleagues at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, to bridge otolaryngology educational, technical and research efforts between KATH and the U-M. He also is a member of the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative, which promotes quality and safety for patients with tracheostomies.
Dr. Brown attended Brown University and Harvard Medical School and was recently honored with the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Service Award. He completed his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency in 2003 at the U-M and a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship in 2004 at the Children’s Hospital, Boston/Harvard. His first academic appointment was in 2004 at Johns Hopkins University where he was the associate program director of the otolaryngology residency, faculty member and student advisor for the Helen Taussig College, and winner of the George T. Nager Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Keith A. Chadwick, MD, is a board-certified Otolaryngologist in New York’s Long Island. After medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University, he recently completed the inaugural Sean Parker Fellowship in Laryngology at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He also holds a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. He will be joining the faculty of the Division of Otolaryngology as an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University. Dr. Chadwick has been a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Diversity & Inclusion Committee since 2018 and has lectured on diversity topics locally and nationally. He is also a recipient of the Weill Cornell Medicine Dean's Diversity and Healthcare Disparity research grant.
Noriko Yoshikawa, MD, is a fellowship trained Neurotologist. She went to Cornell University for her undergraduate education, then to Albert Einstein College of Medicine for medical school. She completed her residency at the University of Colorado, and her neurotology fellowship at UPMC. She is a senior physician at Kaiser Permanente East Bay and is an assistant program director for the residency program at Kaiser Permanente. She is also the co-chair for the Education and Training Sub-Committee of her organization’s Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee.