College of Medicine, Room 2117
Speaker: Francisco A. Moreno, MD
Topic: Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Workshop
The Department of Medical Imaging is pleased to have Francisco Moreno, MD presenting our Grand Rounds on Wednesday, December 6th, at 12:00 pm in the College of Medicine, Room 2117.
Dr. Moreno is a Tenured Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. He has been conducting research in biology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. His work has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and collaborations with industry. He has supervised and mentored a number of interdisciplinary students, residents, research fellows and junior faculty.
Dr. Moreno serves as Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Arizona Health Sciences, supporting, and promoting efforts by our campus community to increase the breadth and depth of diversity in the health workforce; promote a climate of inclusion; and support curricular content to address the needs of our increasingly diverse population.
Abstract: Diversity and Inclusion are core values that support excellence in the work environment and lead to health care equity. Diversity encompasses composition of multiple identities and has the potential to match the health and healthcare needs of our community, enrich appreciation of broader operational opportunities and challenges, and broaden our group skill sets, interests, and partnerships. Inclusion often refers to elements of culture and climate, the former addressing values and beliefs, and the later encompassing perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors.
We will discuss strategies that promote micro and macro-affirmation experiences as tools to improve departmental and institutional climate.