Upcoming Diversity Events

IDEA: Inclusion | Diversity | Equity | Access
Diversity & Inclusion Speakers' Series

The State of Diversity: Challenges, Actions and Solutions

November 27, 2018
12:00 Noon Room 605
Bring your own lunch.
Dessert/Drinks will be provided.

1 Hr. CDE for Clinicians


This presentation provides an overview of the state of diversity at Texas A&M; details the ways in which diversity, improved climate, and equity can continue to be fully integrated into strategic planning; and addresses themes of visible functionality, assessment, and marketing diversity and inclusion.


Robin Means Coleman
Vice President, Associate Provost
Texas A&M University

Past Diversity Events

From Research to Clinical Care: Y Does X Make a Difference?

October 25, 2018
12:00 Noon - Room 605

IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

About the Presentation

Sex and gender integration across research, education, and care delivery environments is critical to achieving the highest quality healthcare of all.

About the Presenter

Marjorie R. Jenkins, MD, MEHP, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Women in Science
Chief Scientific Officer
Laura Bush Institute for Women's Health
Texas Tech University HSC

Bring your own lunch.
Dessert/Drinks will be provided.

1 Hr. CDE for clinicians

Addressing Institutionalized Racism

August 30, 2018; 12:00 Noon; College of Dentistry, Room 605; Robert Jensen, Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin. Dessert/drinks provided.

It is relatively easy to identify and condemn the overt racism that still exists at the margins of U.S. society, and sometimes makes its way into the mainstream. In recent years we have become more aware of how unconscious racism affects our perceptions, as demonstrated by the implicit association test. More important is coming to terms with institutionalized racism, a term often used and rarely defined.

Diversity Training for College of Dentistry Leaders: Tools and Strategies to Negotiate Unconscious Bias in Academic Dental Institutions

Occurred: Friday, January 5, 2018, 9 a.m. until 12 Noon, Room 310. 

A former senior vice president for access, diversity and inclusion at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Kim D'Abreu is poised to user her experience and insights to support academic dental institutions build a sustainable infrastructure for their diversity inclusion work. She has 25 years of experience designing and managing national, impactful, workforce diversity and inclusion programs. As a credible thought leader within education, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, she has built an impeccable reputation for managing the culture and complexities of environments. Her expertise includes effectively developing tools, strategies, and written resources foused on climate and cultural competency to promote the success of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT communities, and other marginalized groups. She is trained as an executive coach, and as such is an effective communicator with high emotional intelligence.

Diversity and Inclusion at Texas A&M University

Christine A. Stanley, Ph.D.; Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity; Professor Higher Education; Texas A&M University. Occurred: Friday, February 24, 2017, 12:00 Noon; College of Dentistry Room 211

The Intersection of Race, Violence and Medicine: Leadership in Times of Crisis

Dr. Brian Williams, Associate Professor of Surgery UT Southwestern Medical Center. Sponsord by: The Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access. Wednesday, June 21, 2017; College of Dentistry, Room 605. 12 p.m.

On July 7, 2016, a gunman shot 12 Dallas police officers following a peaceful anti-brutality protest. As the lead trauma surgeon on call that night, Dr. Brian Williams directed the team of surgeons and specialists caring for the seven officers transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Just days later at  a nationally televised press conference about one of the largest crises of his medical career, he began confronting what he considers another crisis - the convergence of violence and racism in America and the silence that perpetuates it.