Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Radiology at Michigan Medicine welcomes candidates of all races, ethnicities, religions, countries of origin, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities. We are, above all, a team working to provide the absolute best in patient care, research, and teaching, and to do so, we must promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion for our trainees, faculty, departmental staff, and patients.

Our residency program is an integral part of our team, and we strive to create and foster a group with a wide range of backgrounds, talents, and perspectives. To that end, the Residency Selection Committee has pledged to improve the diversity of our residency group, and we are building an even stronger DEI curriculum that emphasizes these values. We look to numerous mentors within our department, including Aparna Joshi, the Chair of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and Annette Joe, an Associate Professor of Breast Imaging, to help guide our efforts.

For more information on the department-wide initiatives please visit our department Diversity Equity and Inclusion page.

Resident picnic
Resident Group

Accomplishing our Mission for the Residents

Our residents can expect to experience a training environment that emphasizes and sustains a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Residents have the opportunity to participate in a vibrant Women in Radiology Group, as well as in the Health Equity Scholars Program (HESP).

Our residents will also have the opportunity to participate in educational programs from the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI), which will include: Unconscious Bias and Bystander Training, as well as join the House Officer Diversity Network.

We are excited to share our current DEI initiatives with you, and we are always adding more!


Resident Noon Conference

Noon conference is an integral part of the training curriculum in Radiology and there will be quarterly conferences focused on health disparity and health equity.

  • LEAD: Let's Talk About Racial Code Switching
  • Global Health Equity Grand Rounds "A Grassroots Approach to Healthier Communities”
  • Stepping-In for Respect 
  • Patient Experience (PX) 101

Invited Grand Rounds Speakers

Grand Rounds has hosted some outstanding speakers, and will continue to offer DEI centric topics in the coming year. A few of the topics recently covered in Grand Rounds:

  • 'If the Head is Sick...': The Pathology of Racism - Ethriam Cash Brammer, PhD, Assistant Dean, Rackham Graduate School
  • Yes, Another Talk about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Radiology (but this one is different!) - Christina Hunter Chapman, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Pursuing Health Equity Through Research and Outreach in Radiology - Efren Flores, MD, Assistant Professor, Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Power, Privilege and Anti-Racism: An Introduction - Karri Grob, MA, EdS, Director of Student Services, Office of Medical Student Education
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR, Associate Professor, Radiology, Colorado University
  • Reading Race: AI Recognizes Patient's Racial Identity in Medical Images - Judy Wawira Gichoya, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Services, Emory University
  • A Tale of Two Women: Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Genetics - Versha Pleasant, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michigan Medicine

Department Activities

  • Radiology Goes to the Movies: A Moderated Discussion of "Just Mercy"
  • Department of Radiology DEI Bookclub: "How to be an Antiracist" 
  • Radiology discussion of the documentary "Black Men in White Coats" 

Our DEI committee is focused on increasing the visibility of diversity topics. The committee also works to increase education and provide opportunities for all members of our department to engage with DEI issues.