Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Anti-Racism Pledge from Department Chair

The Department of Emergency Medicine recognizes that racism is a public health crisis that must be urgently addressed. We are committed to examining our own biases, ending racial disparities in health care, and being proactively anti-racist by changing culture, systems, organizational structures, policies, practices and attitudes.

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Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP

Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor with Tenure and System Chair

MCW Department of Emergency Medicine Diversity In Action

Staff Collaborate Conference Room

MCW Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Emergency Medicine Committees

URiM and Allyship Committee

URiM and Allyship Committee

Vision
Our vision, the Emergency Medicine Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) & Allyship Team, is to make progressive strides within this generation: to enhance the structure of healthcare, advance equitable health care, innovate through transformative research, retain URiM healers, and build a coalition of allies for health equity.

Mission
We strive to be an exceptional national leader in high-quality acute care by being upstanders for equity, building community trust, promoting community engagement, and training the next generation of compassionate doctors with a didactic platform centered on Developing an Outlook on Other Realities (DOOR). We will innovate through equity-oriented research, policies, and outreach. We believe that each person should be allowed to live to their full potential; and we will actively work to achieve that goal through community engagement intent on reducing disparities across the population in and beyond Wisconsin.

Women's Faculty Council

Women's Faculty Council

The Emergency Medicine Women's Faculty Council started in 2017. The group developed after our department experienced a 150% growth in women in our department with the growth of our faculty. During this time period, women faculty began to feel an acute need for mentorship and were seeking pathways for personal development.

Our goals:

  • Improve mentorship for Women EM Faculty
  • Assist with leadership advancement and development
  • Support academic pursuits
  • Enhance personal growth and well-being

Women's Faculty Council activities include holding quarterly meetings and discussing topics such as career advancement, benevolent sexism, encouraging scholarly pursuits, a gender pay gap analysis, and community outreach opportunities. Each meeting concludes with goal setting for specific project initiatives.

As the group has developed, committees have formed with focus on research, planning of wellness events, faculty promotion and award letter writing. We continue to extend our outreach to other faculty groups across campus and push to further include our residents in these initiatives.

Our accomplishments include the development of the following:

  • Departmental parental leave policy
  • A resident and faculty new parent guide
  • Scheduling improvements
  • Award Letter Writing toolbox
  • Monthly research meetings

Women Faculty 2020 accomplishments:

  • AWAEM Catalyst Award Recipient – Amy Zosel, MD
  • AACT Board Member and NACCT presymposium organizer – Jill Theobald, MD
  • Secured $1.3 Million in Grant Funding – Jennifer Hernandez-Meier, PhD
  • Associate CMO Froedtert Hospital position – Alicia Pilarski, DO
  • Chair Elect, MCW Council for Women's Advocacy named – Amy Zosel, MD
  • 18 publications, 22 presentations and national conferences

Scholarly Activity

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Publications

Dunton Z, Hargarten S, Kohlbeck S, Osman F. Homicide: A Leading Cause of Death for Black Non-Hispanics in Wisconsin. Wmj. Mar 2021;120(S1):S6-s9.

Hamouda MA, Emanuel LL, Padela AI. Empathy and Attending to Patient Religion/Spirituality: Findings from a National Survey of Muslim Physicians. Article. J Health Care Chaplain. 2021;27(2):84-104. doi:10.1080/08854726.2019.1618063

Rublee C, Bills C, Sorensen C, Lemery J, Calvello Hynes E. At Ground Zero—Emergency Units in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Building Resilience for Climate Change and Human Health. Article. World Medical and Health Policy. March 2021;13(1):36-68. doi:10.1002/wmh3.417

Padela AI, Duivenbode R, Quinn M, Saunders MR. Informing American Muslims about living donation through tailored health education: A randomized controlled crossover trial evaluating increase in biomedical and religious knowledge. Article. American Journal of Transplantation. 2021;21(3):1227-1237. doi:10.1111/ajt.16242

Kohlbeck S, Fumo N, Hargarten S. Systems change for suicide prevention among adolescents: a rural Wisconsin county approach. Inj Prev. Apr 2021;27(2):131-136. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043525

Roy V, Lee L, Uihlein M, Roy I, Lee K. Ultrasonographic comparison of the lateral epicondyle in wheelchair-user (and able-bodied) tennis players: A pilot study. J Spinal Cord Med. Jan 2021;44(1):29-36. doi:10.1080/10790268.2019.1603898

Seymour L, Montejo R, Weston BW. Efficacy of distance-based ems education in a low-resource country. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2020;119(3):182-184.

Padela AI, Duivenbode R, Saunders MR, Quinn M, Koh E. The impact of religiously tailored and ethically balanced education on intention for living organ donation among Muslim Americans. Clin Transplant. 2020;34(12):e14111.

Dyson K, Brown SP, May S, Colella M, et al. Community lessons to understand resuscitation excellence (culture): Association between emergency medical services (EMS) culture and outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2020;156:202-209.

Kohlbeck S, Hargarten S, Cassidy LD. Age- and Sex-Specific Risk Factors for Youth Suicide: A Mixed Methods Review. WMJ. 2020;119(3):165-170.

Lupton JR, Schmicker RH, Aufderheide TP, M Riccardo Colella, et al. Racial disparities in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest interventions and survival in the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial. Resuscitation. 2020;155:152-158.

Harper MW, Lee J, Sherman KA, Uihlein MJ, Lee KKK. Wheelchair Athlete Concussion Baseline Data: A Pilot Retrospective Analysis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020. [epub ahead of print]

Padela AI, Duivenbode R, Quinn M. The Development and Validation of the Islamic Knowledge of Living Organ Donation Knowledge Scale for Measuring Organ Donation Knowledge Among Muslim Communities. Progress in Transplantation. 2020;30(4):315-321.

Martin IBK, Hargarten S. The Antiracist, Propatient Pledge of Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2020;27(9):932-933.

Padela AI. Islamic Bioethical Positions on Organ Donation and Transplantation: Stressing Rigor and Caution in Fatwa Reviews. Transplantation Direct. 2020;6(8).

Presentations

Zosel A, De Los Santos J, Hernandez-Meier J, Maso K, Crowe C, Rykwalder C, Becker, Phelan M. Evaluation of an Intervention to Increase Perceived Competency and Willingness to Nominate Female Colleagues for Regional and National Awards. 28th Annual Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum. Madison, WI, 2020. Due to Covid-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract was deferred for presentation at the 2020 Great Plains Regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 2020.

Nguyen P, Kohlbeck S, Zosel A, Hernandez-Meier J. The Cardiff Model for Violence and Opioid Prevention. 28th Annual Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum. Madison, WI, 2020. Due to Covid-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract was deferred for presentation at the 2020 Great Plains Regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 2020.

Ashley Pavlic, Taylor Sonnenberg, Sarah Russel. Partnering with Community Leaders to Enhance Patient Care in the Emergency Department. Community Engagement Poster Session, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, November 2020.

Padela A. Maqāṣidī Models for an “Islamic” Medical Ethics: Problem-Solving or Confusing at the Bedside? Symposium on the Theory and Uses of Maqāṣid al-Shariah, International Institute of Islamic Thought, May 2020, virtual.

Padela A. Bridging the Gap between Science and Faith. Cura Foundation, May 2020, virtual.

Padela A. Advanced directives and Limiting Healthcare: Ethical Considerations of Muslim Patients and Families. Association Médicale Avicenne de France, February 2021, virtual.

Padela A. Religion and Medicine: A Career Path Discussion. Seminar for the Society of Future Physicians at the University of Illinois Chicago, March 2021, virtual.

Ashley Pavlic. Ethics of Short-Term Global Engagements. Masters in Health Equity, Medical College of Wisconsin, March 2021.

Ashley Pavlic. Duty, Professionalism, and Vulnerable Populations. PMETaL Kern Institute, April 2021.

Ruby Long, Emily C. Cleveland Manchanda, Annette M.  Dekker, Liliya Kraynov, Susan Willson, Pedro Flores, Elizabeth A. Samuels. Circle Up for Equity in Crisis Care: Restorative Justice in Crisis Standards of Care (ADIEM and Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Interest Group Sponsored). Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Meeting, May 2021, virtual.

Amy Zosel, Mary Beth Phelan, Colleen Crowe, Kristi Maso, Charlie Ann Rykwalder, Clarie Becker. Intervention to Increase Nomination of Women Faculty for Awards to Promote Professional Development. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Meeting, May 2021, virtual.

Ashley Pavlic, Taylor Sonnenberg, Colleen Crowe, Madeline Kenzie, Sehr Khan, Kristin Lipanot, Sarah Russell. Developing an Outlook on Other Realities: Innovative Curricula Opening DOORS to Vulnerable Patient Populations. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Meeting, May 2021, virtual.

Mary Beth Phelan, Alisa Hayes, Claire Becker, Jeff Stone. It's Virtually Possible: Take Charge of Microaggressions in Academic Medicine. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Meeting, May 2021, virtual.

Alisa Hayes, Mary Beth Phelan. Advanced EM Workshop: It’s Virtually Possible: Take Charge of Microaggressions in Academic Medicine. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Meeting, May 2021, virtual.

Mary Beth Phelan, Jennifer Hernandez-Meier, Amy Zosel. Innovations: Oral: Intervention to Increase Nomination of Women Faculty for Awards to Promote Professional Development. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Meeting, May 2021, virtual.

Kiernan S, Sachs J, Owen J, Slocum S, Owen JR. The Interplay Between Excited Delirium, Law Enforcement, and Race. American Psychiatric Association Annual meeting, May 2021.

Padela A. MaqāṣidīModels for an “Islamic” Medical Ethics: Problem-Solving or Confusing at the Bedside? Symposium on the Theory and Uses of Maqāṣid al-Shariah, The International Institute of Islamic Though, May 2021, virtual.

Alisa Hayes. Gender Disparities in Time Critical Diagnoses. Weekly Conference - Nuvance Health, Emergency Medicine Residency, June 2021.

Institutional Resources

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

At MCW, diversity is a source of strength. We practice equity and advance inclusion through who we are, what we do, and how we work to achieve excellence in our missions and knowledge changing life in all communities we serve.

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Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee

The MCW Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee (DIAC) is dedicated to developing an institutional culture that fosters the recruitment, nurturing and retention of a diverse student body, trainees, staff and faculty that is reflective of our larger community. The committee engages in thoughtful discussions to propose initiatives and develop comprehensive strategies to facilitate equal opportunity and diversity in MCW’s educational, clinical and research programs and in our internal and external communities.

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Council for Women's Advocacy

The Council for Women's Advocacy (CWA) serves as an advisory committee on issues of professional development of all faculty members, including networking, mentorship, advocacy and recognition. The council consists of faculty members from both basic science and clinical departments. CWA values and promotes equity in all aspects of MCW faculty life, and strives toward this through collaborative efforts as diverse as promotion of salary equity to development of programs to provide back-up child care.

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MCWAH Underrepresented in Medicine Committee

The Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Committee is committed to promoting diversity at MCWAH and is here as a resource for residents and fellows. Through networking opportunities, community involvement and social activities, we are here to support your career development. The URM committee typically has meetings every other month (Thursdays at 6:00 pm). Any residents or fellows are welcome to attend.

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