Other Diversity Programs and Services

Dean, Faculty and Student Leaders at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast January 2019
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Dean, Faculty and Student Leaders at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Unity Breakfast January 2019

Recruitment Programs

  • Welcome events for new underrepresented faculty
  • Providing staff and resource support for Diversity and Inclusion programs in the COM


Retention Programs

  • Dialogue forum on climate issues for doctoral students and post-docs in the Basic Sciences
  • Community Luncheon Program for leadership candidates from marginalized populations
  • Annual Sexual Harassment Presentation
  • Establishment of Diversity Champion Annual Awards
  • Faculty Focus Group Program on CoM Climate
  • Early intervention with allegations and complaints in relationship with IEEO


Training and Education Proograms

  • Equity and Diversity Training Sessions for COM leadership
  • Reading/Discussion Program for Dean's Leadership Team (DLT)



Other Initiatives

  • Establishment of faculty pipelines by targeting institutional partnerships and programs
  • Attendance at recruitment venues to attract diverse candidates for openings
  • Development of information packets that provide testimonials featuring diverse leaders and students; the excellent benefits offered by University of Kentucky and requirements for open positions
  • Establishment of an Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion representing constituencies across the COM
  • Support for Visiting Women and Minority Faculty Program (as a preview for job opportunities)
  • Working in partnership with COM academicians to infuse culturally conscious competencies into teaching and learning across the COM (ex. LGBTQ Curriculum Model)




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