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Equity and Justice in Education (EJE) Works in Progress meetings alternate on every month between the first Tuesday of the month at 2 pm and first Thursday of the month at noon. (Please note that we typically begin the session at 5 minutes after the hour.)

How to Join

To join remotely via Zoom:

Contact Maria Pappas ( for the Zoom link.

In Person: (meeting via Zoom effective March 2020)
Parnassus 521 Parnassus Ave, 2nd Fl

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Preparation and Session Format


  • Presenters should send their 1) presentation, manuscript or grant and 2) the questions they want EJE to focus on to Maria Pappas ( by the week before their EJE session.
  • In advance of the session, presenters should designate a primary team member whose name will be listed on the EJE Schedule for participants to contact should they have additional feedback or would like to connect.


  • Presenters will have 10 minutes to present their work or have participants read their manuscript/grant.
  • If there is a slide presentation, it should provide the larger context.
  • Presenters should spend most of their session time focusing on the core content for which they want feedback.
  • Presenters should come prepared with the questions they want participants to focus on. The questions should be prioritized in case time is limited.

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20-21 Academic Year Upcoming Sessions

Co-leads: Denise Connor, Michelle Guy, Kate Lupton, Arianne Teherani

EJE WIP sessions are available upon request - please contact Maria Pappas (

Thursday, 11/4/21, 12noon-1:00pm

Tuesday, 12/7/21, 2:00-3:00pm

Caroline Nguyen - Realist evaluation of the Teach for UCSF certificate in Teaching for Equity and Inclusion

Thursday, 1/6/22, 12noon-1:00pm

Odi Ehie - TBD

Tuesday, 2/1/22, 2:00-3:00pm


21-22 Academic Year Past Sessions

July 2021 - on hiatus

August 2021 - on hiatus

September 2021 - Jhia Jackson - (Re)Defining Success: Can UCSF approach the relationship between evaluation and diversity with an anti-deficit framework? 

October 2021 - Camila Cribb-Fabersunne - Measuring the impact of Racial Affinity Groups

20-21 Academic Year Past Sessions

October 2020

10/6  Cindy Lai, Sneha Daya, Margaret Wheeler, Gurpreet Dhaliwal and Nancy Choi - Diversity and Equity Efforts in the Medicine Clerkship

November 2020

11/5  Alejandra Rincón and Aimee Medeiros - Racism Matters: Campaigning for Curriculum Change in Medical Education

11/5  Archna Eniasivam - Facilitating Topics on Issues of Equity and Justice

December 2020

12/1  Yalda Shahram - The Tea House Series: Striving Together to be Antiracist - An interprofessional antiracist education program framed by the pedagogy of Freire

12/1  Jenna Essakow, Sneha Daya and Jyothi Marbin - Acknowledging & Addressing Microaggressions, An Experiential Learning Approach

January 2021

1/7    Justin Bullock, Prabjot Minhas, Meghan O’Brien, Alicia Fernandez, Kate Lupton and Karen Hauer - Manuscript Review- No one size fits all: A qualitative study of clerkship medical students' perceptions of desired supervisor responses to microaggressions

February 2021

2/2   Denise Connor - Clinical Reasoning in Context: Identity, Background & Equity in the Diagnostic Process

March 2021

3/4   Meghan O'Brien, Michelle Guy and Arianne Teherani - Advancing Institutional Climate and Culture through Scaled Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

April 2021

4/6    April Edwell - The exclusion of Black trainees from (pediatric) subspecialties presentation and Interview Guide

May 2021

5/6    Tomás Díaz - Gender and skin tone bias in emergency medicine evaluations of medical students

June 2021

6/15   Karen Brent who leads communications for the Center for Faculty Educators will be attending to discuss and solicit feedback around communication around EJE – the ongoing scholarship, building the EJE faculty “database” for mentorship and community.

6/15   Denise Connor will present the newly launched three-year Anti-Oppressive Curriculum Initiative which will expand the social justice pillar in the School of Medicine Bridges curriculum.

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