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Events & Programs

Diversity & Inclusion Week


September 28 – October 2, 2020

The College gathered virtually each day during the week to learn and celebrate each other through interactive activities, presentations and small group discussions.


September 30 – October 4, 2019

A week of food, fun, facts and more when students, staff, and faculty came together to learn about and celebrate each other. Read all about it in Dentistry Insider.

Conference on Race, Inclusion, Intersectionality, and Equity

2020 RISE

An interactive summit on matters of race, intersectionality, sexuality, and equality.

This virtual discussion on race, intersectionality (the overlap of various social identities) sexuality, and equality sponsored by the Texas A&M College of Dentistry, provided an opportunity to learn from experts and to connect with other leaders and decision makers in health education, health care, diversity and human resources to learn best practices for creating and maintaining an inclusive, diverse environment.

E. Lisako J. McKyer, PhD, MPH, FAAHB
Senior Associate Dean for Climate & Diversity
Texas A&M School of Public Health

Sonya Smith, EdD, JD
Chief Diversity Officer
American Dental Education Association

Neal Newman, JD
Professor of Law
Texas A&M University School of Law

Herminio Perez, DMD, MBA
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Diversity & Inclusion
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Pam Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Detroit Mercy

Diversity and Inclusion Speakers’ Series

July 2, 2020

Talk, Teach and Transform!

Traci Brown
President, Intentional Inclusion Inc.

Heart of Whiteness
The Invisible Core of Racism

Robert Jensen, PhD
Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism University of Texas at Austin

November 27, 2018

The State of Diversity: Challenges, Actions and Solutions

Robin Means Coleman

Vice President, Associate Provost, Texas A&M University

October 25, 2018

From Research to Clinical Care: Y does X Make a Difference

Marjorie R. Jenkins

Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Women in Science, Chief Scientific Officer, Laura Bush Institue for Women’s Health

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

August 30, 2018

Addressing Institutionalized Racism

Robert Jensen

Professor Emeritus

School of Journalism

University of Texas at Austin

January 5, 2018

Tools and Strategies to Negotiate Unconscious Bias in Academic Dental Institutions

Kim C. D’Abreu, MPH

February 24, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion at Texas A&M University

Christine A. Stanley, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Diversity, Professor, Higher Education

Texas A&M University

June 21, 2017

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

Dr. Brian Williams

Associate Professor of Surgery

UT Southwestern Medical Center