How to Conduct Research About Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
University of Iowa Main Library, 1140 LIB

Implicit bias is the unconscious biases we hold. The bias in judgment and/or behavior that results from subtle cognitive processes that often operate at a level below conscious awareness and without intentional control. This workshop looks at these biases, where they come from, and how they affect our day to day operation.

Denise Martinez, MD is the Assistant Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, a position that she has served since 2013 following her service as the Interim Associate Dean the year prior. Since her arrival to Iowa in 2008 for residency with the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Martinez has been an active participant in many diversity and inclusion activities across campus. She earned her B.A. degree in Biology from Seattle Pacific University and her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. She is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Martinez is currently the faculty advisor for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). She also led the charge to create the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), and the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), of which both groups are thriving today. Through her work with students, she earned the prestigious Hawkeye Award for Faculty Advisor of the Year for the entire University of Iowa in 2014. Recently, Dr. Martinez was selected to lead University of Iowa Health Care with the implementation and incorporation of CultureVision, a cultural competency software to help create a more inclusive healthcare network for patients. Additionally, she is the Primary Investigator for the University of Iowa Summer Health Professions Education Program, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is a free summer pipeline program for underrepresented college students into health profession school.

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