Executive Diversity Committee

Members of the MIR Executive Diversity Committee participate in interest groups focused on advocating for causes ranging from pay equity for women to all-gender bathrooms on campus. Promoting equity for all members of the MIR community and beyond means just that — all of us need to feel safe and supported in both the physical spaces we move through and the education, patient care and research efforts we drive.

Efforts by the International group include the international radiology resident rotation program and Zoom and in-person educational conferences with universities and organizations abroad.

For more information, email Fernando Gutierrez, MD.

Efforts by the LGBTQ+ group include expanding access to Safe Zone Training, auditing and expanding all-gender bathrooms on campus, updating signage for existing restrooms, and collaborating with OUTmed for advocacy opportunities including STL PrideFest.

For more information, email Daniel Castro, PhD.

Efforts by the Different Abilities group include auditing current facilities for accessibility and improving facilities to be more accessible for disabled patients, staff and research participants.

For more information, email Joyce Nicklaus.

Efforts by the Research/Community Service group include tracking, examining and expanding the diversity of clinical trial participants, providing necessary resources such as travel vouchers; cross-campus outreach efforts alongside the School of Engineering and other School of Medicine departments, and community screening events such as lung and breast cancer screening.

For more information, email Monica Shokeen, PhD.

Efforts by the URiM group include organizing DEI Grand Rounds, establishing best practices for interviewing and selecting residents following nationally recommended guidelines, and attending national conferences from the Student National Medical Association and Latino Medical Student Association in collaboration with national radiology organizations.

For more information, email Gloria Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, MD.

Efforts by the Women’s group include improving transparency in MIR equity data, organizing a seminar series featuring URiM and women speakers, creating pathways to faculty for postdocs, and supporting and guiding young investigators through their efforts to secure funding.

For more information, email Muriah Wheelock, PhD.