Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A collection of blog posts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Being an Inclusive Healthcare Provider

In all fields of work, being aware of the diversity around you is important. It is easy to make assumptions based on our own background, experiences and worldview. Learning about the perspectives of others and consciously challenging our own assumptions goes a long way in creating more inclusive environments. Desi Bailey, MD’75 makes an effort […]

Mar 15, 2023

Advice to Young Professionals with Underrepresented Identities

Aurora Le, PhD, MPH’16 shares advice to students, recent grads and other young professionals who come from underrepresented backgrounds. She acknowledges the experience of imposter syndrome and importance of finding support from others.

Sep 28, 2022

Overcoming Barriers in Advocacy Work

Advocacy work is something many UNMC students, staff and alumni engage in at UNMC, in their communities, through national organizations, and more. This work can be extremely rewarding, but it is often also challenging. Carli Zegers, PhD’19, APRN, FNP-BC has engaged in this work for many years. While at UNMC, she founded the Nebraska Chapter […]

Sep 14, 2022

Becoming an Advocate

Knowing how to advocate is critical. Whether advocating on behalf of a patient, advocating for social change, or advocating for yourself, understanding the necessary skills to be a good advocate is important. Desi Bailey, MD’75 has been involved in advocacy work throughout her life, most recently with the American Medical Association and GLMA: Health Professionals […]

Mar 2, 2022

Creating a Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ Individuals

Desi Bailey, MD’75 has advocated for an equitable and welcoming environment for LGBTQ patients and healthcare workers throughout her career. In addition to other involvements, she was on the Board of Directors for GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality for 11 years and served as President from 2011 to 2013.  In this video, Dr. Bailey shares steps healthcare professionals can take to make their practice and environment more inclusive […]

Jul 14, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare & Advice for BIPOC UNMC Students

Isaiah T. Crum, a December 2020 graduate of the UNMC College of Medicine, shares a few ways healthcare practitioners can create an inclusive environment within their respective spheres of influence. He also shares advice for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students at UNMC.  Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare  When creating an inclusive […]

Feb 25, 2021

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