March 18, 2014

Learning objectives:

After attending the conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe concepts related to cross-cultural (ethnic, racial, gender, LBGT, and generational) mentorship, for both the mentor and mentee.
  • Discuss the issues, consequences, and related research, of unintentional bias.
  • Identify funding and fellowship opportunities for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. 


12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch and keynote

Lynne Holden
Co-founder and President of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.® (MIM)

 Introduction video

 Lynne Holden video

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Workshop on Unintentional Bias

Minjon Tholen
Consultant and Training & Development Specialist
Cook Ross Inc.

 Minjon Tholen video

2:30 - 2:45 pm



2:45 - 3:45 pm

Fellowships and other funding opportunities available to underrepresented minorities

Paul Hoyt-O'Connor
Director, GW Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research

Grace Henry
Director, SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Delia Houseal
Scientific Program Specialist, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
National Institutes of Health

Meredith Walters
Presidential Administrative Fellow
The George Washington University

 Panel video

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Helen Cannaday
GW Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

 Helen Cannaday video