Diversity at Einstein

Albert Einstein College of Medicine recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

30 November Nov

Demystifying Bias: Empowering you to Engage in Courageous Conversations

Mon Nov 30 2020, 9:00 AM

Speaker: Rhonda G. Acholonu, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hospital Medicine)

Speaker: Irene Blanco, M.D., M.S.
Associate Dean for Office of Diversity Enhancement Professor, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)

TBA, Zoom


Educators must be able to respond professionally to incidents of bias and /or discrimination in multiple settings. This workshop will provide participants with the necessary foundation to build skills to handle discriminatory situations efficiently and effectively. Participants will learn how to increase their awareness and preparedness on how to address and engage in these conversations which can lead to impactful changes in the work and learning environments.

By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to: 

  • Illustrate the impact of structural racism, implicit bias & microaggresions in healthcare.
  • Demonstrate ways to interrupt bias and discrimination in multiple settings within academic medical centers.
  • Review strategies to mitigate bias, racism, and discrimination across multiple personal relationships, including between colleagues, patients and learners.

Please click here to register. Registrants will receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the session.

Contact the Office of Faculty Development at ofd@einsteinmed.org  or 718-430-3525 if you have any questions.   

Diversity@Einstein TimelineDiversity @ Einstein Timeline

Scientist and humanitarian Albert Einstein agrees to lend his name to our new medical school. He specifies that there be no discrimination with regard to race or creed.
The Martin Luther King Jr. — Robert F. Kennedy Program is established to help prepare minority under-graduates for medical school.
The Einstein Senate forms a Minority Affairs Committee to recruit and retain minority students.
The Einstein Enrichment Program is established to enable minority and/or economically disadvantaged secondary school students who are academically motivated to pursue careers in science, medicine and health.
Einstein participates for the first time in the AMSNY Post-Baccalaur-eate Program at SUNY Buffalo. The goal of the program is to expand the pool of under-represented minority and educationally and economically disadvan-taged students
Einstein establishes the Hispanic Center of Excellence, joining a group of distinguished 2012institutions that serve the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.
Einstein’s BronxCREED (Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities) wins an NIH renewal award for its Center of Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Trainin
Einstein introduces the Office of Diversity Mentoring to help members of underrepresented groups at Einstein build successful careers in research and healthcare.
The Safe Zone Allies Program/Safe Zone Mentoring Program is designed to increase understanding of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) persons and improve the institutional climate.
“Black Excellence” is the theme of a student-sponsored “Crucial Conversations” session and a conference held at Einstein by the Student National Medical Association.
More than 60 Einstein faculty members and staff, including the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee, attend a TIMELINEplanning team retreat. Attendees finalize recommendations and goals for the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence.
Einstein announces its first comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence and launches an implementation action plan.
Einstein announces the appointment of its first Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion who will provide leadership in continuing to implement the many facets of Einstein’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence.

Lani N. Allen
A Diversity and Inclusivity Q&A
Lani N. Allen

Employees are more likely to feel comfortable and happy in an environment where inclusivity is a priority and where people of all backgrounds feel confident in their ability and achieve their best.

About The Bronx

US Census Bureau reports that the Bronx is the most diverse in the country

  • 54.2% of its residents belong to racial or ethnic groups other than white
  • 31.7% of the population is foreign born
  • 55.7% of the population speak non-English at home
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