Quoteworthy
We are fortunate to work for such a progressive organization, that has the courage to name systemic racism, and is willing to invest the necessary time, energy, and resources to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion for all. It's going to be a journey, but in this momentous time, there are things we can all do.
Rita Aguilar

Most Recent
Caring for Patients During Ramadan

The month of Ramadan has begun for many our Muslim patients, and with it comes questions and concerns from health care providers about how to care for patients who are fasting. Refugee coordinator Anna Gallegos and physician assistant Wagma Mohmand consulted with religious and community experts to walk us everything we need to know about Ramadan and how to care for our diverse Muslim population.

The Experience That Changed My Life

Senior Nursing Director Rita Aguilar shares how a pivotal medical experience at the age of 17 sparked her interest in becoming a nurse. Years later, Rita is applying the same level of compassion and support she received from that experience to encourage others in seeking a career in health care and diversifying the medical field.

Women's Week at the U: Shift. Strive. Thrive.

Join the University of Utah community as we celebrate Women's Week. This year’s Women’s Week will validate and acknowledge the struggles we have been experiencing over the past two years and explore the ways we are shifting, striving, and thriving to become stronger as we emerge to a new future.

Build Team Connection by Exploring Implicit Bias

Chief Medical Information Officer Maia Hightower shares a group exercise for exploring bias in the workplace that helps teams build connection and meaning.

Bridging the Gap: Black Physicians of Utah

Physician leader and community organizer Richard Ferguson shares his work to form Utah’s first organization for Black physicians, with the aim to build a community among current Black physicians, residents, and students working or living in Utah.

MLK Week at the U: Becoming the Beloved Community

Join the University of Utah community as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy. Here are suggested readings, resources, events and conversations throughout the week that honor Dr. King’s vision, offer direction, and challenge us to determine a better way forward.

Build Affirming Health Care Spaces to Prevent Suicide with LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ youth are at significantly higher risk for suicide and suicidal thoughts, and parents and providers need to know how to help. Pediatric psychologist Jessica Robnett and Transgender Program Coordinator Ariel Malan share best practices to care for this population.

"We're Seeing Change" – Improving Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, Part 2

M.ED host Kerry Whittemore interviews José E. Rodríguez, Associate Vice President for Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, to discuss the positive changes made and efforts underway to increase diversity in the medical field.

TRUE Stories—Fostering a Passion for Solving Big Problems

Access to medical care isn't a given. Medical students from the Tribal, Rural, and Underserved Medical Education (TRUE) Graduate Certificate program tell us first-hand experiences that helped them build a passion for complex problem solving by experiencing big, systemic challenges up close.

Closing the Achievement Gap: a Key Step Towards Health Equity

The higher education achievement gap is predicted to widen as Utah’s population grows over the coming decades. Pediatricians Cheryl Yang and Rebecca Purtell share six efforts the health care community can pursue to create and promote more equitable educational, health, and future career opportunities for all children.

Preparing to Care for Afghan Refugees

As Utah welcomes additional Afghan refugees into the community, experts Wagma Mohmand, Anna Gallegos and Abdulkhaliq Barbaar explain the pitfalls of common stereotypes and show us the importance of implementing cultural humility and competency in health care for all.

Don’t Get Lost in Translation: Expert Advice for Caring for New Americans

As Redwood Health Center’s program coordinator serving new Americans, Anna Gallegos has learned valuable lessons that can help all of us better care for patients of refugee background and vulnerable populations. Here are three suggestions to help make caring for patients easier.