The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion joined over 50 exhibitors from labs and offices across campus for Researchpalooza on Wednesday, August 10.
The Medical School Office of Research hosts Researchpalooza to highlight the latest collaborations and funding opportunities, to offer an informal networking environment, and to provide information about the latest technologies and services available to biomedical researchers and staff.
The event was an excellent opportunity to showcase OHEI and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts at Michigan Medicine. Over 350 colleagues stopped by the OHEI table to spin our prize wheel and share their thoughts about what they consider to be the most important DEI initiatives for Michigan Medicine to focus on over the next five years.
The top three DEI initiatives endorsed were:
- Equipping managers/leaders with inclusive leadership skills and holding them accountable to practice and model those skills
- Managing burnout, workload, and fatigue
- Fostering inclusive, caring communication skills that are resistant to microaggressions and dominant cultural norms
This and other data gathering strategies will be used to engage Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners throughout the year, making sure as many voices as possible are heard as Michigan Medicine plans for DEI 2.0.