Equity and Inclusion Education and Outreach Initiatives


The UCSF Differences Matter Initiative includes the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champion training for faculty & staff, and includes education on implicit bias and microaggressions, skills related to being an ally/upstander, and learning how to apply active listening and empathy to support a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Over 4000 faculty and staff have been trained.

  • A focused version of the DEI Champion Training was conducted with the 2022-2023 Intern class during boot camp, as well as with the pediatric residents. We will continue to offer this yearly to incoming interns and to current residents who have not yet been able to participate in this training.
  • Teach for UCSF Certificate Program in Teaching for Equity and Inclusion. Sessions go more in depth on many of the topics brought up in Champion training (exploring microaggression in learning environment, feedback across differences, equitable assessment, and more)
  • Anti-Racism/ Anti-Oppression curriculum for the four UCSF professional schools & Graduate Division, in the process of adding required coursework that range from anti-racism and its consequences in science and health care to the social determinants of health to DEIA leadership and beyond. Many departments have integrated DEIA efforts into their residency curriculum as well as outreach efforts.
  • The UCSF Fresno Anti-Racist Journal Club is a quarterly meeting where we center BIPOC voices in an effort to combat internal bias. Email Dr Julie Nicole to be added ([email protected])

Website (*must have UCSF login): https://ucsfonline.sharepoint.com/sites/RegisteredUCSFFresnoClubs/SitePages/Anti-Racist%20Journal%20Club.aspx

  • Health Equity Symposium Series: Enduring Materials are available, contact Summer Connery ([email protected])
    • 2021, November 12 – First of a new yearly series, “Advancing Excellence in LGBTQ+ Health”. It was attended by >100 participants. Conference directors were Dr Julie Nicole (Ob/Gyn), Dr Liana Milanes (Family Medicine) and Dr Andrea Long (Surgery)
    • 2022, November 4. “At Risk in the Central Valley: Voices from the Black and Hmong Communities”. Co Directors Dr Julie Nicole (OB/Gyn), Dr John Moua (Pediatrics) and Dr Andrea Long (Surgery)