DGSOM UCLA - Open Forum for Dialogue
These events provide a space to continue to bring together Faculty, Staff and Students to discuss issues of national violence, equality, equity, race, gender, and all forms of social justice. We plan to use this time to develop actionable items and to develop initiatives and programs that will help support each other here at UCLA as well as the communities we serve. We seek to create a respectful space for open conversation, and to encourage lively debate, respectful of difference.
Room B36 -1st Floor
Light refreshments will be provided
Parking available in lot P18 - you can enter Geffen Hall via 1st floor back entrance by Switzer Plaza, then take elevator down to B level to room B36 or if entering off of street, Le Conte and Tiverton, you will be on B level.
Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Vice Dean for Education
Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education
Lynn K. Gordon, MD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Diversity Affairs
Vernon O Underwood Family Professor of Ophthalmology
Dear DGSOM Faculty, Residents and Fellows,
The challenges and difficulties that come with maneuvering a career in medicine are often magnified among those who were the first in their family to attend college.
I know this first hand, as this was the situation that I faced when I attended college and then miraculously worked my way through the mysterious hurdles of medical school, post-graduate training and academics—as a First-gen individual.
In 2016, UCLA launched a revolutionary university-wide First Generation Campaign to identify First-Gen UCLA faculty and provide resources for First-Gen college students on the main campus. We are proud to say that the David Geffen School of Medicine is now spearheading efforts to lead First-Gen initiatives for our medical students, trainees and faculty. In November, over 50 DGSOM students attended our kick-off DGSOM First-Gen event. The rapid interest has lead to the formation of an official DGSOM First-Gen student organization. Our student group is also the FIRST AND ONLY First-Gen student group to formally come together on the UCLA campus (college, grad and professional schools).
Much of the success of these initiatives will depend on building a community of DGSOM First-Gen faculty, residents and fellows that will connect to our students. We also envision building resources for DGSOM First-Gen individuals at all stages of training and career, knowing full well that the demands (and successes!) of the First-Gen trajectory are evolving, but ever present.
This effort seeks to normalize the challenges that first-generation individuals face in medical training and beyond, casts faculty and trainees as potential role models and allies, and highlights the incredible diversity of backgrounds and success stories among the First-Gen members of the UCLA DGSOM community.
Of course, your level of identification/engagement in the DGSOM First Generation initiative is entirely voluntary and dependent on how you would like to be involved.
If you identify as a first-generation faculty member or trainee (you were among the first generation in your family to have attended college), will you please take a moment to complete this brief form.
If you have specific questions about this project, please direct them to Diversity@mednet.ucla.edu.
Thank you for your time and efforts.
Alejandra Casillas MD, MSHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine Faculty Advisor, DGSOM First-Gen Students
TRAVEL CHILDCARE AWARDS
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA's Travel Childcare Awards For Postdoctoral Scholars and Assistant Professors in Science and Medicine
This program, funded by the David Geffen School of Medicine, provides Travel Childcare Awards (TCA) for postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors who have a primary appointment in the medical school and have childcare responsibilities (for children under the age of 12) to help them attend professional conferences, meetings, workshops and symposia. Awards, in the amount of up to $500, are to be used to defray travel and registration fees for attending conferences and meetings related to science and medicine.
In an academic's life the years immediately following the doctorate and the early years pre- tenure are critical for exposure and recognition of one's research, networking for faculty positions and solidifying one's career objectives. These years are also prime childbearing years. This can create a great deal of stress and conflict for those who wish to pursue both a career in academic research and have a family. We are providing Travel Childcare Awards for post-doctoral scholars and assistant professors with childcare responsibilities to help reduce some of the difficulty related to travelling to make presentations and attend professional conferences, meetings and symposia.
Applications for Travel Childcare Awards will cover travel during the months of July 2017-June 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty members convened by the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and the Vice Dean for Faculty. Awards are competitive and will be made based on need of importance of the meeting to the applicant's career and the funding available. Preference will also be given to those who have not won this award in the past.
Award winners will be notified within two weeks.
Please email Diversity@mednet.ucla.edu or call Isadora Avendaño 310-825-2253 if you have any questions
July 2016 - "Moving Beyond Despair or Words to Solidarity and Action"
To those who attended the forum on July 20th (or hoped to but were unable), we say, “Please come” and, bring at least one other person. Let’s take the rich community that already convened and grow it larger. To those who were unable to join the forum on July 20th, we say "please come" and join together to help our collective voices stronger and focused on making improvements. View a summary of the topics that were discussed on July 20th.
Let’s work together and achieve real improvements.
RSVP with "Open Forum 03/13" in the subject line to Diversity@mednet.ucla.edu.
Happy PRIDE Month!!
At the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center, our team hears about difficult issues every day. We’ve learned about students whose families discovered they are LGBT-identified and have stopped supporting their education or even speaking to them; about transgender students who need help communicating their gender transition to employees, managers, or others in the work place.
With issues concerning the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at the forefront of the national conversation, the Center remains proactive in addressing the needs of our LGBT community, at UCLA and beyond. However, with student traffic to the Center increasing roughly 10% from last year, the need for more resources is greater than ever before.
Below are examples of what your philanthropy can provide for the Center.
$35 One new book for Rae Lee Siporin Library, one of the largest LGBT libraries in the nation
$130 Three HIV self-test kits
$300 One month of LGBT Ally Trainings
$1,000 Underwrites the annual “Welcome Home” LGBTQ Fall Open House
$2,000 Four On-campus trainings for Students
$5,000 One Off-site Student Leadership Training
$6,000 Underwrites the annual LGBTQ Student Leadership Awards
$12,000 One Advocacy Trip to DC for 6-10 students
Please consider making a gift to the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center this fiscal year, before June 30th, and help us reach our goal of having 20 UCLA staff members support our ongoing work.
It’s easy and convenient to support the LGBT Campus Resource Center through payroll deduction each month. Small, monthly donations ensure that your gift is making a difference throughout the year, and also allows for you to stick to your budget. Click here to access a payroll deduction form, or simply log in using your last name and BruinID on the online giving form. Note: Log in located in the upper right side of the online giving form. Your BruinID can be found on your Bruin Card.
We face a huge task ahead of us, and we need dedicated individuals working with us to accomplish our goals. With your gift you can help us increase the strength and visibility of LGBTQ individuals on campus and nationwide.
With Bruin PRIDE,
Raja G. Bhattar
Director, LGBT Campus Resource Center
University of California, Los Angeles
2016 DGSOM Faculty, Residents, Fellows, Post Docs Family Picnic
David Geffen School of Medicine faculty, residents, fellows, and postdocs are invited to attend a family-friendly summer get together on campus. Join your SOM colleagues for an after-work picnic. Bring your spouse/partern, the kids and a blanket, and we'll provide the food and some activities for the kids. We hope you can come relax, talk and play.
August 4, 2016 5pm-7pm Switzer Plaze
DGSOM Faculty Town Hall
Please join Drs. Kelsey Martin, Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Jonathan Hiatt, Vice Dean for Faculty, at one of two town halls to discuss the results of the Faculty Forward Survey. The purpose of the survey was to better understand issues that are important to the faculty and to identify ways to enhance satisfaction and engagement.
Dr. Lynn Gordon, Senior Associate Dean, Diversity Affairs will present the results, followed by a Q&A session.
Monday, October 24, 2016 5pm-6pm
Monday, October 31, 2016 12pm -1pm
RSVP with the "Town Hall-date and location" you would like to attend in the subject line to Diversity@mednet.ucla.edu.
Women in Research invite you to
Issues of Interest to Women in Science Networking Lunch Series
These events provided an opportunity to connect with women faculty who are actively engaged in research across different disciplines, but who face similar career issues – come share your experiences
Bullies in the Workplace
Discussion Led by: Nancy Wayne, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Please click the title to read the article The Bully Pulpit: Bullies in the Workplace and How to Protect Yourself”. This article will provide us with a jumping-off point for discussion. Even if you don’t come to the meeting you might find this article of interest.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Dr. Daryl Smith
Senior Research Fellow
Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology
The Claremont Graduate University
Dr. Smith is a leader in the area of diversity in organizations and in particular in STEM. She has written extensively on this subject. Her bibliography of authored or co-authored materials include: Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work, The Challenge of Diversity: Alienation or Involvement in the Academy, Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking The Myths, Interrupting The Usual: Successful Strategies for Hiring Diverse Faculty, Diversity Works: The emerging picture of how students benefit, Strategic Governance: Making Big Decisions Better, Taking Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority. She received the 2012 Howard R Bowen Career Achievement Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Tuesday, June 7th
Tamkin Auditorium, RRUMC B-Level
To RSVP please email Diversity@mednet.ucla.edu
DRIVE CHANGE: Faculty Forward Engagement Survey
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty should have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org who is administering the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty Forward Survey. This survey provides an opportunity to help further develop and enhance faculty life at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Participation is voluntary and confidential. No faculty member can be individually identified. Information can be found at Faculty Forward at https://www.aamc.org/services/facultyforward/
If you have not yet completed the survey, you are encouraged to do so.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty Forward Climate Survey Raffle
The first drawing will be on Monday’s, prize winners will be announced on Tuesday’s.
Click here to view the Leadership Letter on Faculty Forward.
DGSOM Search Committee Briefing
What Every Search Committee Needs to Know
This briefing complies with Academic Senate requirements that all members of Search Committee must have recently completed a Search Committee Briefing.
All Faculty welcome to attend.
Certification expires after four years.
The briefing will cover:
* Legal interview questions
* The roles of search committee members and the committee chair
* Unconscious bias in recruiting and evaluating candidates
Briefing led by: Senior Associate Dean Lynn Gordon
Tuesday, May 17th 12pm-1pm
Wednesday, June 8th 2pm-3pm
Note: Briefings sessions shown may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If so you will be notified in advance.
RSVP to Diversity@mednet.ucla.edu with date you would like to attend or call Isadora Avendaño 310-825-2253
UCLA Research-Related Workshops and Resources
Webinars, workshops, and interdisciplinary team-building events to support researchers at all career stages. All events are free and open to UCLA faculty, researchers, postdoctoral scholars, students, and staff. PLEASE NOTE: In order to offer a wide variety of resources, this listing is a compilation of events presented by the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research as well as some of our on-campus and external partners.
For additional details click here.
The Center for Educational Development and Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine present the 2015-2016 Faculty Workshop Series
Women in Research invite you to Issues of Interest to Women in Science Networking Lunch Series
These events provided an opportunity to connect with women faculty who are actively engaged in research across different disciplines, but who face similar career issues - come share your experiences
Discussion Topic: "The Importance of Self-Promotion in Academia"
Click here to download the short article, "The Need for Self-Promotion in Scientific Careers" by Richard Reis. This article will provide us with a jumping-off point for discussion. Even if you don't come to the meeting, you might find this article of interest.
Discussion led by:
Nancy Wayne, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
"Sudanes on Tuesday"
Drop by the David Geffen School of Medicine CHS 53-105 for a very fun "Sundaes on Tuesday's" this week with our featured campus collaborator-
MEDGLO at the David Geffen School of Medicine Thursday 9/3/15 at Noon! (this week it's Thursday!)
The Medical Gay and Lesbian Organization (MedGLO) is a social and support network for UCLA medical students, residents, and faculty who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexed, or as allies of equality in medicine. Come out to the joint UCLA RSVP-MedGLO joint Sundae on Thursday event to network and socialize with current first and second year David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) students and learn about different resources available to LGBTQIA individuals at UCLA.
UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center
Event Sponsored by:
Diversity Affairs Office
David Geffen School of Medicine