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Upcoming Events

(New) Feb 3-26: Loy A Webb’s play The Light at the Black Rep 

Feb 9: Xu Guyangu Solo Exhibition Opening (Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity) 

(New) Feb 13-17: Love Data Week (Bernard Becker Medical Library and I2

(New) Feb 13: Middle East / North Africa Film Series – Session One (Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies) 

(New) Feb 14: Effective Presentations (CRTC Career Development Seminar) 

(New) Feb 14: The Experience: Cathartic Writing, Collectively and Care Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants (Center for the Humanities) 

(New) Feb 16: “What’s on the Horizon: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Future of Cancer Care” 

Feb 22: The How’s and Why’s of Community-Engaged Research (Center for Community Health Partnership & Research) 

Feb 28: In Conversation with Michelle Alexander on the state of legal and social movements against mass incarceration (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics) 

(New) Feb 28: DEIA Committee will broadcast at COH Conversation with Michelle Alexander. RSVP here

(New) March 1: Respectful Maternity Care Framework- Creating Mindshifts to Lead Equitable Change (AWHONN) 

(New) March 1 & 2: Workshop on Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations (NIMHD) 

March 2: Speaking Science on Social Media 

(New) March 8: Integrating Health and Social Services through a Novel Independent Practice Association 

(New) March 30-31: Inclusive Participation in Clinical Research Workshop (NIMHD) 

(New) April 20 –23: F*ing A (a play about the shunned local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom) (Center for the Humanities)  

10 ways to practice PCEs (positive childhood experiences) during the holiday season 

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Every Thursday: Special Perspectives: Mindful Connections – Drop-In Sessions  (Hosted by ODEI) Every Thursday from 11:00 – 11:30a: RSVP 

  • Mindfulness is a valuable tool in your diversity, equity and inclusion toolbox! With intention and practice we have the ability to make meaning during these challenging times and growing our compassion to ourselves and others in the process. These 30-minute virtual community building sessions will include an opening mindfulness practice, a check-in and a closing mindfulness practice.  These are come as you can, come as you are sessions!  

Just-In-Time Funding

Improving Perinatal Health: Show-Me ECHO Works to Decrease Maternal Mortality Rate 

Are you interested in community-engaged research? Need help getting started? 

Special Maternal and Child Health Journal Issue Released 

  • The Maternal and Child Health Journal, in collaboration with MCHB and the National MCH Workforce Development Center, released a special issue in September 2022. This special issue highlights original research, commentaries, innovations, and policy & program evaluations for state public health agencies, academic institutions, and community-based organizations.  Use these open-access publications to advance workforce development for current and future maternal and child health (MCH) professionals. 

LinkedIn Learning

  • LearnAtWork has an array of trainings. In the search button on top right, staff can type “inclusion” or “diversity” to find relevant courses. The courses listed include those provided by LinkedIn Learning.
  • Check out: Connecting Engagement and Inclusion to a Culture of Performance

Update to Washington University in St. Louis IRB Policies 

  • The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) has updated the Washington University IRB Policies document (pdf). A summary of changes is available on the HRPO website. The update includes new information about finder’s fees, recruitment bonuses and compensation made to study team members. 


  • A new tool is now available in our continued efforts to cultivate an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture at WashU.  Name Coach is a tool that allows you to record and share the pronunciation of your name with others. Your recorded name can be linked in your email signature and in social channels, such as LinkedIn. Thrive tip: Add NameCoach to your email signature

AAMC releases policy brief: Paid Leave: A Health Justice Imperative for Maternal Mental Health 

Emotional PPE toolkit: Resources for clinicians 

HHS Launches New Maternal Health Resources for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Free Trauma-Informed Care Guide by Crisis Prevention Institute 

(New) Catalyzing Growth: Using Data to Change Child Care                      

(New) Free Data Science for Social Impact Online Course from WashU’s Social Policy Institute 

(New) NIH ScHARe: A New Social Science Data Repository & Research Collaboration Platform 

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