Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
“What am I doing here?”
Have you ever asked yourself – Do I belong in Grad School? Am I good enough to make it in research? Will my incompetence be discovered? These thoughts are very common in the competitive academic world and can be distressing at any stage of the academic journey. Rather than stay in the dark, you can talk it through with an expert! During this workshop, we will explore the impostor syndrome phenomenon and develop strategies to combat it through the cultivation of increased confidence and resilience.
A program sponsored by Dr. Medha Pathak of UCI Department of Physiology & Biophysics, co-sponsored by College of Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion, School of Medicine Office of Graduate Studies, & UCI GPS-STEM
Health Equity and Diversity Symposium
The UCI Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences’ (COHS) Health Equity and Diversity Symposium provides students, residents and fellows, faculty, healthcare professionals and community members with an opportunity to explore innovative strategies to combat health disparities in the United States and around the globe.
This multi-format event features:
- A keynote lecture
- Research presentations
- A panel discussion
- Networking reception
Please see below for a recap of the 2018 and 2019 events.
- Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN – Vice President for Health and Health Equity in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University
- Building Healthy Communities Together to Reduce Health Disparities: Diving Deep into the Community Using My 8 T’s of Community Engagement
Additional Featured Speakers:
- Victor Cisneros, MD, MPH – Administrative Chief, UCI Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine
- Social Medicine That Matters Most in the Emergency Department: A Rx for Food
- Alana Lebron, PhD – Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Disease Prevention and Chicano/Latino Studies
- Building Health Equity in a Protracted Context of Restrictive Immigration Policies
- Adam Bennett Schickedanz MD, PhD – Department of Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine
- Clinical Interventions to Address Health Risks Due to Poverty
- Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH – Professor, UCI Department of Epidemiology & Associate Director of Cancer Health Disparities and Community Engagement, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Community Partnerships to Address Cancer Health Disparities in Orange County
The program booklet for the 2018 symposium can be found here. The program contains detailed information about our speakers and their areas of expertise.
Videos from the event are also available at the following links.
- Lightning Talks: Speakers Nicole Henley, Maritza Salazar Campo, Brian Hurley, Deborah Lefkowitz, & Andy Subica
- Panel: All Speakers moderated by Dele Ogunseitan
- Keynote: David Acosta
Fellowship Info Session – UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship & UCI Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship
The PPFP/CPF program is one of the most prestigious scholar experiences, providing approximately $49,200 in annual salary and benefits for the designated period plus research and travel funding up to $5,000. It is open to all applicants completing terminal degrees (e.g., PhD, MD, JD, EdD, and MFA) who want to pursue academic careers at the University of California, particularly women and individuals identifying from underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds.
This workshop provided an informal opportunity to hear general information about the program and application process, as well as to receive insider tips for creating a winning application and strategies for a successful transition from studies to this postdoctoral experience.
For additional information moving forward about these fellowships, please email Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop waspresented by the College of Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence.
Orange County Healthcare Diversity Summit
The Healthcare Diversity Summit was a joint venture between the UCI College of Health Sciences and the California Diversity Council. Convening in May 2019, the summit sought to develop and enhance culturally inclusive professionals, behaviors, programs and policies to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve throughout Southern California. Aimed at professionals in healthcare, biomedical research, and related industries, the summit offered the opportunity to highlight successful best and next practices to address the most pressing issues facing our industry.
The theme of this year’s summit was “Why Diversity Matters in Healthcare? Because it Works!” Sessions addressed three primary themes:
- Workforce Changes – Successful healthcare systems understand that it is crucial to recruit and retain a diversity of employees that better reflect and meet the healthcare needs of the diverse communities that they are increasingly called upon to serve.
- Diversity is More Than You See – Diversity encompasses all of the potential differences that affect how we interpret and behave, differences that are so commonly encountered that we might fail to understand their power. Putting aside our inherent egocentricity, acknowledging the inherent diversity within our practices and workplace will help us understand how others interpret how we interact with them.
- Developing Cultural Competency in Healthcare – The process of developing cultural competence is a means of responding effectively to the huge ethnic and racial demographic shifts and changes that are confronting our country’s healthcare system. To become culturally adept both personally and organizationally requires a well-planned and sustained integrated multicultural approach.
Health Equity and Diversity Lecture Series
The College of Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the UCI Center on Law, Equality, and Race (CLEAR) proudly hosted Drs. Kimani Paul-Emile and Alicia Fernandez on February 13, 2019. Drs. Paul-Emile (Fordham University) and Fernandez (UCSF) are co-authors of “Dealing with Racist Patients” along with Alexander K. Smith and Bernard Lo. The article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2016, is in the 99th percentile of most viewed articles from the journal.
Full video of the event can be found here.
Please be on the lookout for further keynote talks every quarter as part of our ongoing Health Equity and Diversity Lecture Series.