August 2

JAN-MAR 2022

  • Micro-Aggressions Workshop presented by Dr. Alana
    Biggers & Dr. Bhrandon Harris
  • UI COM increased recruitment efforts at the Latino
    Medical Student Association (LMSA) Midwest Regional
    Conference & Recruitment Fair, Chicago, IL and LMSA
    Northeast National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
August 2


  • UI COM increased recruitment efforts at the Student
    National Medical Association (SNMA) Conference &
    Recruitment Fair, Orlando, FL
  • UI COM ratified into the bylaws the DEI Standing
  • Phase 2, Urban Health Program (UHP) Student Lounge
    construction underway
  • Vice Chancellor’s Advancing Racial Equity (ARE) tool was completed
  • Faculty Career Development Award application rolled out
  • Student Travel Allowance supporting student career
    development initiatives was rolled out
November 1

OCT-DEC 2021

  • Phase 1 Bias Reduction in Medicine (BRIM*) training
    workshops began for UI COM & UI Health leadership
  • Asian American Advancing Justice (AAAJ) Bystander
    Intervention Training provide for students, faculty & staff
  • New Director of the UI COM Hispanic Center of
    Excellence (HCOE) was hired
  • Junior Underrepresented Mentoring Pods (JUMP) were
    implemented – mentorship support for assistant and
    associate URiM Faculty
  • URiM Resident/Fellow Reconnect and Resiliency
    Networking Event held in Chicago
  • BRIM* Train-the-Trainer new implementer training
    sessions began
  • Student Organization Collaborative Fund Project –
    support for organizations’ projects and/or initiatives
    addressing DEI
August 1


  • UHP Summer Research Coach was hired
  • VisualDx Software – diagnostic clinical decision support
    system for faculty & students was purchased and rolled out
  • Diversity Statement, defining DEI was added to UI COM
    Promotion and Tenure Packet
  • UI COM – UGME increased mission-based scholarships
    distributed to URiMs
  • UI Health hired first Chief Diversity and Community Health Equity Officer
April 1


  • Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago was hired
  • Phase 1, Urban Health Program (UHP) Student Lounge construction began
  • UI COM Director of DEI began attending monthly meetings of the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Engagement’s Diversity Chairpersons in the Colleges (DCC)
  • Juneteenth event held, presented by Rana Hogarth, PhD, MHS; Presentation entitled, Medicine, Slavery, and the Making of Race: A Historical Perspective
January 1

JAN-MAR 2021

  • UI COM 5-Year DEI Strategic Planning Committee
    formed & planning began
October 1

OCT-DEC 2020

  • UI Health & UI COM awarded the 3-Year, Health Equity
    Hospital Quality Incentive Pilot Program (HEPP) grant
    supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Anti-Racism Curriculum Tutor (ARC) Program was
    developed and implemented
  • UI COM Urbana Campus Reading Group discussed Just
    Medicine by Dayna Bowen Matthews
  • HEPP Faculty & Staff Development, Diversity Council
    Support, UGME, & GME Committees were formed to
    address increasing workforce diversity
July 1


  • Director and staff of Student Learning Environment (SLE) updated the mistreatment reporting page
  • SLE Director set up UI COM Bias Reporting Too
  • SLE Anonymous Concerns/Feedback Loop Committee Formed