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New EJE Works-in-Progress to Empower and Elevate the Dialogue on Equity and Justice in Education

 |  By Arianne Teherani, PhD
From left: Jennifer Perkins, DDS, MD and Denise Davis, MD

From left: Jennifer Perkins, DDS, MD and Denise Davis, MD

Since its inception, the Equity and Justice in Education (EJE, pronounced “edge”) Works-in-Progress meetings provide a supportive and welcoming forum to promote and guide educational scholarship on equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion health sciences education. The monthly meetings empower educators, education researchers, and learners to utilize rigorous education research methodology to identify bias and unequal power distribution to advance equitable and inclusive solutions in opportunity and achievement across the continuum of health sciences education. EJE has tackled topics such as campaigning for anti-racism curriculum changes in medicine, experiential learning approaches to acknowledging and addressing microaggressions, identity, background, and equity in the diagnostic reasoning process.

EJE welcomes students, staff, and faculty from across UCSF to create a tight-knit community of education equity scholars who learn from, provide ongoing feedback to, and work with one another to generate quality educational research. For more information and to sign up for ongoing announcements, visit the EJE page.