The Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) initiative established in 2020 catalyzes a health system wide effort to advance the following goals outlined in the UC Davis Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Vision:

  • GOAL 1: Identify, attract, retain, and graduate a diverse student body.
  • GOAL 2: Identify, attract and retain a diverse faculty and staff.
  • GOAL 3: Advance a climate that fosters inclusion excellence.
  • GOAL 4: Promote diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, public service, and training across campus and in neighboring communities.
  • GOAL 5: Ensure accountability to diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and in serving neighboring communities.

The IDARE taskforce for the Department of Pharmacology achieves these goals by implementing a variety of activities that promote the UC Davis Principles of Community. The IDARE Taskforce has developed the following Action Plan Challenge for 2021-2022. We invite all members of the department (students, staff and faculty) and the greater campus community to participate in the IDARE Action Plan Challenge. The activities are coordinated with the Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar Series and are scheduled for Tuesdays at 4-5 p.m. via Zoom. Individuals who participate in 8 of the 9 planned activities will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ on behalf of the IDARE Taskforce at the final event and recognized on the Department website.

Click here to register for the IDARE Action Plan Challenge

I-DARE Taskforce Members

Julie Bossuyt, Chao-Yin Chen, Elva Diaz (Chair), Ele Grandi, Mary Horne, Stefano Morotti, Hai Nguyen, Madeline Nieves-Cintron, Dave Speca, Igor Vorobyov, Kevin Xiang and Ye Chen-Izu.

March 8, 2022

Topic: Race and ethnic imbalances in citations

Discussion Leader: Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.

March 29, 2022

Topic: Campus Book Project

Discussion Leader: TBA

April 5, 2022

Topic: Implicit bias and structural racism

Discussion Leader: Mary Horne, Ph.D.

May 24, 2022

Topic: TBA

Discussion Leader: Madeline Nieves-Cintron, Ph.D.

June 7, 2022

Topic: Inequality in access to medications

Discussion Leader: Igor Vorobyov, Ph.D.

June 21, 2022

I-DARE Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar

Host: Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D.

November 1, 2022

Topic: Experience and Understanding of DEI

Discussion Leader: Elva Diaz, Ph.D.

December 6, 2022

Topic: Inclusive Language

Discussion Leader: TBA

January 10, 2023

Topic: Inclusive Teaching Tips

Discussion Leader: TBA

February 7, 2023

Topic: Recognizing Microaggressions

Discussion Leader: TBA

March 7, 2023

Topic: Establishing an Inclusive Lab Climate

Discussion Leader: TBA

April 4, 2023

Topic: Culturally Competent Mentoring

Discussion Leader: TBA

May 9, 2023

Topic: Beyond the University

Discussion Leader: TBA

June 20, 2023

I-DARE Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar