Creating Safe and Inclusive Environments for Faculty and Students in the Biomedical Setting

With the presence of #MeToo, Time’s Up Healthcare, and diversity and inclusion efforts broadly at member institutions, leaders in academic medicine are increasingly aware of the need to create safe and inclusive environments. Recent studies have highlighted the prevalence and profound impact of sexual and gender harassment. Institutional leaders are looking for best practices to create safe environments that go beyond simply legal compliance. This webinar explored the more nuanced aspects of creating safe and inclusive environments including gender harassment, understanding the prevalence and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV), and strategies to promote inclusion in the scientific environment.


  • Diana Lautenberger, MA, Director, Faculty and Staff Research, AAMC
  • John P. Cullen, PhD, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, CTSI, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Patricia Turner, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine

AAMC GREAT & GWIMS Joint Webinar Series

The Group on Research Education and Training (GREAT) and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) are hosting a series of webinars to address some of the critical topics at the intersection of gender equity and biomedical research training. Discover more here.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Identify experiences and behaviors related to gender harassment, microaggressions and intimate partner violence through data from AAMC, NASEM and the ACS Intimate Partner Violence surveys.
  • Understand the nuanced ways, beyond legal compliance, institutions can create safe and inclusive environments for a holistic approach to diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrate gender harassment, IPV, and/or diversity and inclusion education into current programming or institutional culture and climate efforts such as leadership development
Ethical and participant safety considerations
Leadership and professionalism
Communication and teamwork
Time Required
1 hr
On demand
Delivery Method
Date Created

Submitted by Russell Lackey, MS on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 11:11 . Last modified on 09/08/2021