SIU School of Medicine Holds Diversity Week Events


October 2, 2012

SIU School of Medicine Holds Diversity Week Events

Diversity Week is being celebrated with several public activities and a national speaker at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield from Monday, October 22 to Friday, October 26. Diversity education is the focus of a series of programs offered from noon to 1 p.m. The sessions are:

Monday, October 22 – “Workplace Bullying” presented by Craig B. Clayton, Sr., founder and CEO of the Sp@rtacus Group in Houston, Texas. 
Tuesday, October 23 – “Reporting Channels for Discrimination” presented by Penny McCarty, executive director of human resources, and Angie Doolin, assistant director of employee and labor relations at SIU.
Wednesday, October 24 – “Remembering the Elderly: Frequently Asked Questions about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia,” presented by Ron Zec., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and neurology and the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at SIU.
Thursday, October 25 – “Latino - Hispanic: A Discussion on Identity” presented by Richard Tapia, director of diversity and outreach, Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Friday, October 26 – “Unconscious/Implicit Bias” presented by Dr. Hilary Sanfey, professor of surgery and vice chair for educational affairs in the surgery department, Vivian Williams, administrative assistant in finance and administration, and Frank Martinez, J.D., associate general counsel in the office of general counsel, all at SIU.

All presentations will be held in SIU’s South Auditorium, 801 N. Rutledge St. in Springfield.  The series also will be teleconferenced to Lindegren Hall on the SIU Carbondale campus. 

Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese, SIU associate professor of internal medicine and executive assistant to the dean for diversity, multicultural and minority affairs, has organized the series, which is in its fifth year.

For more information about the programs or to register, contact Deborah at 217-545-7334.

Phone 217-545-8000
P.O. Box 19620
Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the citizens of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community.


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