Radiology Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program

UC Davis Health Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The Department of Radiology believes in the mission of UC Davis Health is reflecting the community in which we work and reflective in the Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. All faculty are required to take required diversity training and all leaders are required to have taken Supporting Educational Excellence Diversity (SEED) and Strength through Equity and Academic Diversity (STEAD) training.

DEI/Wellness Lecture Series

We also have a DEI lecture series, with key leaders in diversity speaking on these issues. Dr. Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri, Professor, is dedicated to the department meeting key goals in recruitment, education and community involvement.

All events 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Speaker: Tracy Yarbrough, M.D.
UC Davis Health
Title: "Focusing the Beam on Thinking Systems: Detecting Today's Biases Before They Become Tomorrow's Disparities"

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Speaker: Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.
UC Davis Health
Title: "Structured Racism"


Monday, March 14, 2022

Speaker: Lori Deitte, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.U.R.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title: "Intersectionality of Wellness and Diversity"


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Speaker: Thomas M. Holland, M.D., M.S.
Rush University, Chicago
Title: "The Impact of Diet and Other Lifestyle Factors on Neuroplasticity, i.e.  How to Maintain a Healthy Brain"


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Speaker: Stacy Smith, M.D.
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard, Boston
Title: "Radiologist Burnout"


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Speaker: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.
UC Davis Health
Title: "Evolving Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Double Whammy in Inequities"

The department also provides a clinical diversity, equity, inclusion program with daily, weekly and yearly reminders of historical key figures, momentous times in our history, and holidays and celebrations from all cultures.