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Understanding Bias

Monday 4/3 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

What are the differences of explicit and implicit biases? What is the impact of the preferences and inclinations related to race and gender that we develop early in childhood? What are the correlates between bias and brain research telling us? 

A luncheon and discussion sponsored by the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Office of the Provost, and the UPMC Office of Engagement and Inclusion. 

Noon  Luncheon and "Implicit Bias, Personal and Professional Challenges and Opportunities" presentation by 
keynote speaker Benjamin Reese, vice president of the Office for Institutional Equity, Duke Universtiy and
Duke University Health System

1:45 Concurrent Discussions: 
"Recruiting an Excellent and Diverse Faculty" with Kathleen Blee, associate dean, Pitt's Kenneth P. 
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences 

"Me? Biased?" with Ann Thompson, vice dean, Pitt Medicine, professor of critical care and pediatrics,
and certified trainer on unconscious bias. 

Register early, as luncheon and event seating is limited. For more information or to register: 412-624-5328 or

Last Updated On Friday, March 10, 2017 by McCullough, Caitlin Emily
Created On Friday, March 10, 2017

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