The DEI Committee highly recommends this beautifully written article and compelling call to action from UWSMPH Department of Pediatrics Assistant Professor Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD.
“Unmasking Systemic Racism and Unconscious Bias in Medical Workplaces: A Call to Servant Leadership” was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In it, Mezu-Ndubuisi outlines responsibilities and reflection for medical leadership at institutions invested in combatting racial bias.
“Systemic racism and unconscious bias in medical workplaces can be unmasked and eradicated only when staff and leadership collaboratively renew individual commitments to serve, learn, love, heal, and teach—not just with words but by compassionate example, striving to become servant leaders. Once unmasked, we all CAN BREATHE and not only survive but thrive to become the best versions of ourselves.”
Read the whole article here.