Academics & Research

Health Equity & Inclusion Ongoing Series

Class Matters

Thank you to all who attended this series. We look forward to hosting a second annual UUHS Community Read in the fall. Below are reflections on how Class Matters has inspired our community to move forward in their teaching, clinical practice, research, and personal lives.

  • It helps to read these cases as many of us don't know about barriers/challenges of other people; it helps us to explore our implicit biases.
  • Keep my eyes, heart & mind open to the challenges others are facing & seek to understand my own resilience and when I am not resilient and learn from that.
  • Open doors, challenge ideology, attempt to see through another's lens.
  • Become more educated and put what I learn in the forefront when I am working with patients from different social and even cultural backgrounds.
  • Keep vigilant!
  • Mentor students who didn't grow up with the social capital I have access to.
  • Continue working to improve literacy. Support and advise young people I know who can focus on education to improve their place in life.

The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library invite you to the first annual UUHS Community Read. As we explore various aspects of difference, please join us as we critically examine the impact of class on health by reading Class Matters. This acclaimed New York Times series will be facilitated by faculty topic experts. The chapters are available online as news articles; follow the link for each week's session below. A big thank you to the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities for co-sponsoring this series.

12 to 1 p.m.

Portrait Gallery, Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
on the following dates:

Class Matters

Wk 1: Overview - Jan 12 -  facilitated by Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, UUHSC

Wk 2: Health - Jan 19 - facilitated by Yoshimi Anzai, MD, M.P.H., Professor, Radiology, School of Medicine.

Wk 3: Marriage Pt. 1 & 2 - Jan 26 - facilitated by Kathryn Stockton, PhD, Distinguished Professor English, Interim Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity

Wk 4: Religion Pt. 1 & 2 - Feb 2 - facilitated by Karen Gieseker, MTS, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine

Wk 5: Education Pt. 1 & 2 - Feb 9 -  facilitated by Maria E. Franquiz, PhD, Dean, College of Education

Wk 6: New Status Markers - Feb 16 - facilitated by Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Social Research Institute, College of Social Work

Wk 7: Immigration - Feb 23 - facilitated by Carissa Byrne Hessick, JD, Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development, Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Wk 8: The 'Relo' Class - Mar 1 - facilitated by Annalisa Holcombe, JD, Associate Vice President, College Relations & Strategy and Co-Director, Center for Coaching and Mentoring, Westminster College

Wk 9: The Hyper-Rich Pt. 1 & 2- Mar 8 - facilitated by Hande Togrul, PhD, Adult Program Director, Inclusion Center for Community and Justice

SPRING BREAK - Mar 15 – no discussion

Wk 10: Class and Culture - Mar 22 - facilitated by Ed. A. Munoz, PhD, Director, Ethnic Studies, and Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Sociology, College of Social & Behavioral Science

Wk 11: Up From the Projects Pt. 1 & 2- Mar 29 - facilitated by Candace Chow, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Clinical & Translational Science