Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Through the support of the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the SAR strives to develop a diverse and inclusive Society where all members feel welcome and can access opportunities for career advancement and success, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, physical traits, disability, faith, religion, ethnicity, practice setting and all other identities represented by our society.
To advocate for diversity, equity and inclusivity, and to promote accessibility of SAR resources and opportunities so that all SAR members, faculty and trainees can advance in their careers in research, education and service to the Society.
Resources and References
Resources on Bias
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.
Resources to Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development
The ACR, through the Commission for Women and Diversity, seeks to achieve a radiology profession that celebrates diversity and actively promotes inclusion at all levels of training, practice and leadership.
In the new world of AAMC Diversity 3.0 and value based-care, the much-awaited DEI curriculum from the APDR is now available, offering the starting-kit tools that you need to establish a DEI curriculum within your department, and to train your residents in DEI.
Resources on Anti-Racism
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Be a human rights champion, #fightracism and #Standup4humanrights.
- AAMC Diversity in Medicine Data and Reports: https://www.aamc.org/data-reports
- Kubik-Huch RA, Vilgrain V, Krestin GP, Reiser MF, Attenberger UI, Muellner AU, Hess CP, Hricak H. Women in radiology: gender diversity is not a metric-it is a tool for excellence. Eur Radiol. 2020;30(3):1644-1652.
- Esfahani SA, Lee A, Hu JY, Kelly M, Magudia K, Everett C, Szabunio M, Ackerman S, Spalluto LB. Challenges faced by women in radiology during the pandemic – A summary of the AAWR Women’s Caucus at the ACR 2020 annual meeting. Clin Imaging. 2020;68:291-294.
- Pandharipande PV, Mercaldo ND, Lietz AP, Seguin CL, Neal CD, Deville C, Parikh JR, Sadigh G, Sepulveda KA, Maturen KE, Cox J, Bansal S, Macura KJ, Donelan K. Identifying Barriers to Building a Diverse Physician Workforce: A National Survey of the ACR Membership. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Aug;16(8):1091-1101.
- Kruskal JB, Patel AK, Levine D, Cannon CL, Macura KJ, Allen BJ, Meltzer C. Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: A Summary of the 2017 Intersociety Summer Conference. JACR. 2018;15(5): 794.
- Carr PL, Raj A, Kaplan SE, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Freund KM. Gender Differences in Academic Medicine: Retention, Rank, and Leadership Comparisons From the National Faculty Survey. Acad Med. 2018 Nov;93(11):1694-1699.
- Spalluto LB, Arleo EK, Lewis MC, Oates ME, Macura KJ. Addressing Needs of Women Radiologists: Opportunities for Practice Leaders to Facilitate Change. Radiographics. 2018;38(6):1626-1637.
- Allen BJ, Garg K. Diversity Matters in Academic Radiology: Acknowledging and Addressing Unconscious Bias. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Dec;13(12 Pt A):1426-1432.
- Lightfoote, J.B., Deville, C., Ma, L.D. et al, Diversity, inclusion, and representation: it is time to act. JACR. 2016;13:1421.
- Marrast, L.M., Zallman, L., Woolhandler, S., Bor, D.H., McCormick, D. Minority physicians’ role in the care of underserved patients: diversifying the physician workforce may be key in addressing health disparities. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174:289.
- Cropsey KL, Masho SW, Shiang R, Sikka V, Kornstein SG, Hampton CL; Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus. Why do faculty leave? Reasons for attrition of women and minority faculty from a medical school: Four-year results. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008;17: 1111.
- Jagsi R, Guancial EA, Worobey CC, Henault LE, Chang Y, Starr R, Tarbell NJ, Hylek EM. The "gender gap" in authorship of academic medical literature–a 35-year perspective. N Engl J Med. 2006 20;355(3):281.
- Hong L, Page SE. Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2004;101:16385.
- Cohen JJ, Gabriel BA, Terrell C. The case for diversity in the health care workforce. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002;21:90.