Rheumatology Grand Rounds

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:00am
Event Location Notes: 

Rheumatology Grand Rounds - Chase Auditorium, Room 8403 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Rheumatology Grand Rounds from 9:00-10:00 AM

Presenter: Francisco Moreno, MD
Title: "The Importance of Addressing Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Academic Medicine Settings

Dr. Francisco Moreno is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He also has served as executive vice chair, interim department head and as director for inpatient, outpatient, residency and research programs in the Department of Psychiatry. He has a special interest in working with the underserved and has established clinical, educational and research collaborations to decrease the gap of mental health services for immigrants in Arizona. He has been conducting research in biology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, geared to improve our understanding of the brain basis for mental illness and the underlying mechanism of action of antidepressants / antianxiety drugs, and treatment resistance. Dr. Moreno has served since 2009 as institutional representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI). In 2010, he was elected Western Region Representative of the AAMC GDI. He also served as a member of the first elected GDI National Steering Committee from 2010 to 2012. In this capacity, he helped identify strategic priorities for diversity, inclusion and equity applicable to all AAMC U.S. and Canadian member colleges. A UA faculty member since 1997, Dr. Moreno has served in a variety of roles at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson related to academic administration; undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education; faculty development; promotion; research compliance; resource utilization; and community advocacy. He is a former chairman of the Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee at the UA College of Medicine.

Learning Objectives:  Participants should be able to:
1. Define cognitive processes that affect intergroup interaction
2. Recognize how historical/current societal and community adversities contribute to inequities that impact health equity
3. Recommend best practices for the Rheumatology department to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion


Event Coordinator: 
Kim Seales
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