Workforce Diversity
Committed to Diversity

Michigan Medicine is committed to diversifying our workforce and providing DEI-related education and engagement opportunities for faculty and staff.

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Opportunities
Faculty and Staff Programs
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Faculty and House Officer Programs

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion provides educational offerings to faculty and house officers, as well as opportunities to recruit and mentor students, inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Learn about house officer and faculty and programs
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Resource Groups

Member-led resource groups provide feedback to Michigan Medicine leadership and catalyze efforts to drive innovation and make workplace culture more inclusive, engaged, productive and aligned to support strategic goals.

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DEI Leads

Every Michigan Medicine department has a DEI Lead who promotes diversity and DEI-related events, engages in DEI trainings, and implements inclusivity measures within their departments.

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Initiatives and Funding Opportunities
Group of diverse office workers seated at table DEI 1.0

Michigan Medicine has been diligent in its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The completion of the five-year strategic plan has furthered the process of shifting the climate of DEI at Michigan Medicine.

  • Learn more about DEI 1.0
  • Man with child looking through photo album Innovation Grants

    Since 2017, the Phyllis M. Blackman Innovation Grants have been used as a catalyst to support DEI-related programs and initiatives at the departmental level.

  • Learn about Innovation Grants
  • Upcoming DEI Events
    Curtis Center Art for Equity Contest: What does Health Equity mean to Future Leaders?
    The Curtis Center will be hosting a creative Art for Equity (video, poems, audio, photobook, etc.,) contest for undergraduate students to showcase what health equity means to them. Our event will be an awards ceremony to announce the top 3 winners (with a prize), scored based on a predetermined criteria. Winners will receive a cash prize.
    Zero Hunger Food Distribution
    This initiative between Kroger's Zero Hunger Zero Waste Youth Advisory Council Member and Maggie's Marketplace aims to not only provide food to individuals in need but also create a supportive environment for community members. In addition to the food distribution, social workers will be present to connect individuals with various community resources.
    Environmental Justice Impact on Health Disparities
    Fundamental parts of human health and well-being include clean air, clean and adequate water, and protection from chemicals. Yet, many in our community are impacted by a lack of these resources, leading to increased health risks. Join us for an impactful session delving into the critical intersection of environmental justice and healthcare outcomes.
    Take a Nature Break with Nature Rx- Morning Event
    Take a break and learn more about the benefits of nature for well-being and healing through Michigan’s own Nature Rx program! Meet at one of two hospital locations, then navigate to the Arb–or meet at the Arb. After a mini-session on what Nature Rx is and how to navigate the app, we will head outside. Participants will have an opportunity to practice activities to direct focus to nature and experience its benefits.
    Program for Equity in Adolescent and Child Health (PEACH) work-in-progress session
    Maria Shakour Skoczylas, MD, a clinical assistant professor in Pediatrics-Hospitalists, will present on her project exploring whether newborns are equitably drug screened.
    Take a Nature Break with Nature Rx- Afternoon Event
    Take a break and learn more about the benefits of nature for well-being and healing through Michigan’s own Nature Rx program! Meet at one of two hospital locations, then navigate to the Arb–or meet at the Arb. After a mini-session on what Nature Rx is and how to navigate the app, we will head outside. Participants will have an opportunity to practice activities to direct focus to nature and experience its benefits.
    LGBTQ+ Parents' Experiences Accessing Health Care for their Children with Developmental Disabilities
    In this Bioethics Grand Rounds, Emilee Coulter-Thompson, DrPH, LMSW presents published research on the impact of health care bias and discrimination on LGBTQ+ parents' and their children with developmental disabilities in the U.S. This event is hosted by the U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), and continuing education credits are available.
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    Pride Pin Initiative, School of Nursing
    This event will explore how wearing Pride Pins in a healthcare setting have impacted patient’s experiences based on anonymous student submissions.
    MICHR Community Engagement Showcase: Connecting Academics & Communities in Research
    Learn how we support you in building bridges, breaking barriers, and connecting through partnered research.