Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Every person. Every action. Every time.

In order to provide remarkable healthcare for everyone in our community, the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community throughout all aspects of our work. We at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine work to achieve this every day.

HEI 2019The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to embrace the mission, vision, values, and strategies regarding Diversity set forth by the University of Wisconsin – School of Medicine & Public Health (SMPH) and UW Health. To learn more about SMPH diversity initiatives, please visit their website. To learn more about the UW Health diversity equity and inclusion initiatives, please visit their website.

As part of our mission to educate, mentor, and develop future leaders in Emergency Medicine, members of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine actively participate in various programs throughout the School of Medicine & Public Health designed to educate, promote, and develop a diverse, equitable, and and inclusive environment.

FEATURED EVENTS: 

Diversity Forum - November 5-6, 2019

The goals of the Diversity Forum are to update, educate and activate the students, faculty and staff of UW–Madison and the broader community. To help us achieve those goals, we would like to hear from community members about what topics, skills and/or speakers they would like to see at the next Diversity Forum in fall 2019.

This fall’s Diversity Forum will take place on Nov. 5 & 6 in Union South and will feature a keynote from John Quiñones, ABC News correspondent and creator and co-host of the “What Would You Do?” hidden camera television series. Registration is open now for early birds --> search "Diversity Forum" in the OHRD catalog.

Women in Medicine and Science Symposium - November 20, 2019

Women in Medicine and Science SymposiumAll are invited to attend the inaugural UW School of Medicine and Public Health Women in Medicine and Science Symposium.

Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ­– Health Sciences Learning Center

Registration is free. RSVP today!

Sessions will highlight thought leaders exploring topics in leadership and professional development for women in medicine and science, followed by a networking reception. All genders are welcome.

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

2:30 p.m. ­–  Welcome

2:40-3:10 p.m. – Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research and Director, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program. Topic: Gender Disparities in Medicine and Science

3:10-3:40 p.m. – Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA, Distinguished Wisconsin Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine. Topic: Beyond Mentorship

3:45-4:30 p.m. – Panel discussion and questions from audience

4:30-4:45 p.m. – Transition time for refreshments and choose Networking Tables

4:45-5:15 p.m. – Table discussions on topics of interest

5:15 p.m. – Open networking

5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

This event is supported by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, and SMPH Building Community. 

Outstanding Women of Color Awards 2019

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color Awards 2019

DUE DATE – Friday, September 20, 2019

The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awardsacknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
  • community service;
  • scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society; and
  • community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

Nominations must include the following:

  1. A letter of nomination (2-3 pages max)
  2. Two additional letters of support from the nominee’s colleagues (student, staff, faculty and/or community member) (2 -3 pages each)
  3. The nominee’s updated curriculum vitae
  4. A recent photo of the nominee, if available.

Pleasesubmit the online nomination form and upload materials at OWoCNomination2019  or https://go.wisc.edu/37932d by Friday, September 20, 2019If you have questions, please contact us at owoc.nomination@cdo.wisc.edu.

A selection committee comprised of students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards.

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color for 2019 will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.  A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held in the spring semester on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

Go to Creating Community to see a full list of past recipientsof the UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Award and UW-Madison past recipients of the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.