The Mosaic is a tri-annual newsletter containing updates from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Each issue features spotlights of people in our community, highlights of events and initiatives, and educational recommendations.

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Statement on Racial Justice

Every facet of our collective, day-to-day lives has been, and continues to be, affected by racism. Therefore, we must continue to stand against racism and xenophobia in action and language.

Through DARTS, Alum Returns to UK "Where Faculty are Truly Invested in my Success"

Cheavar Blair, PhD, completed his doctorate at the UK College of Medicine in 2015. He was recently recruited back to UK through the Dynamic Appointments in the Research Title Series (DARTS) program, an initiative from the ODEI.

Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador Spotlight: Katie Ballert, MD

The UK College of Medicine’s clinical and basic science departments, centers, and educational offices are all working to develop more inclusive and equitable practices. Our Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors are charged with leading these efforts.

Diversity and Inclusion Microlearning Series

The first set of microlearning modules from ODEI have been released. Ranging between five and 10 minutes, these informative, engaging, evidence-based, and practical mini-lessons cover a variety of issues related to diversity and inclusion.

UK ASPIRE Workshops Help faculty Make Labs More Inclusive

UK’s new Adopting Supportive Practices for an Inclusive Research Environment (ASPIRE) workshops are working to promote inclusivity in research settings, drawing from foundational principles of restorative justice, a process to build community and address marginalization.

College of Medicine Wins HEED Award

For the second consecutive year, the UK College of Medicine has received the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.