Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: One College’s Strategic Plan
We invite all Creighton faculty and staff to join us virtually for a presentation of the Creighton School of Medicine’s efforts in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join us to glean ideas and plans for your own college, as we share:
- processes from accreditation to foundational pillars
- advancing inclusion initiatives in the School of Medicine
- DEI strategic planning goals and outcome tracking on meeting those goals
- plans for encouraging and increasing underrepresented learners into pathway programs
Creighton Faculty and Staff.
When and where
12-1 p.m. CDT, 10-11 a.m. MST, July 8th
- Creighton University School of Medicine
Ronn Johnson, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Ronn Johnson is Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Creighton University School of Medicine and professor of psychiatry. He is also lead clinical psychologist at Nebraska-Western VA Healthcare System’s mental health clinic. Dr. Johnson has directed mental health services to a wide range of underrepresented-in-medicine and underserved groups. He crafted the Four R Approach to promote Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging in academic medical settings and developed 16 Mini Medical School (MMS) pathway programs for which he received a Physician Enterprise Vision Division Award for his work with underserved and first generation students. His advisor role with White Coats for Black Lives, Anti-Racist Student Advisory Council, and Asian Voices in Medicine Initiative are signature examples of inclusiveness in the School of Medicine.
Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan is Board-certified in Internal Disease. She is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Infectious Disease Division of the Department at Internal Medicine in Omaha. Dr. Vivekanandan has been Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Hospital Epidemiology for over eight years at CHI Health – Creighton. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, she has been involved in the development of processes and policies to keep patients and health care workers safe, while helping to prevent future outbreaks in various health care settings.