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Event Date: 

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00pmAssociate Dean for Human Resources, equity and inclusion, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event Location: 

1335 Health Sciences Learning Center

Contact Info: 

Rosalind Bendix-Lewis, (608) 265-0516

PHS Monday Seminar: Brian Gittens, EdD "Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine"

Mr. Gittens will introduce the concept of unconscious bias combining fundamental psychological approaches such as stereotyping threat, unintentional blindness, and selective attention, along with more classical diversity approaches with an emphasis on micro-advantages and micro-inequities. The core objectives are to have participants:
• Examine their own background and identities, so that they can interact more authentically with colleagues, patients and the community.
• Explore how the brain functions, so that they can recognize unconscious bias as a natural function of the human mind.
• Expose patterns of unconscious bias so that they can navigate their impact on their decision-making processes.
• Identify organizational leverage points so that they can mitigate the impact of unconscious bias in interactions, processes and structures.
• Get an introduction to strategies and tools that can create transformational systemic change

Health Sciences Learning Center

Supplemental Materials: 
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