Polly Gipson Allen, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Faculty Director of Community Engagement, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research
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Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium and
Psychiatry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Retreat is open only to all faculty and staff in the Department of Psychiatry.
CEU: APA, CME, Social Work
Diana Lautenberger, M.A., manages the AAMC’s gender equity portfolio as the director for gender equity initiatives to integrate gender equity approaches across the association’s missions and work. The GE portfolio includes gender equity research, education, and projects to promote equitable working environments as well as developing resources for marginalized populations in academic medicine. Examples of current projects include Women of Color and Intersectionality, the Gendered Impact of the Pandemic, Salary Equity, and Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine. The GE portfolio takes an intersectional and gender expansive approach to addressing gender equity issues in higher education and STEMM fields. Ms. Lautenberger also serves as a faculty member for the AAMC’s leadership development seminars for early and mid-career women as well as a workstream lead for the AAMC’s Strategic Action Plan #3 – Creating Safe and Inclusive Environments. Ms. Lautenberger approaches her work through a deep connection to equity with the goal of radically changing society’s patterns of injustice by challenging the status quo.
Ms. Lautenberger is part of the AAMC’s integrated team dedicated to unconscious bias training and education, trained and certified from the diversity and inclusion consulting firm, CookRoss®. She provides in-depth implicit bias, microaggressions, allyship and bystander intervention training to faculty, staff, and allied health professionals and is part of several efforts at the AAMC to integrate training into recruitment, advancement and operational systems at academic health centers.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Lautenberger managed the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) and the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI), collaborating with faculty, staff and leaders at academic medical centers to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. She had held other positions at the AAMC, responsible for various leadership and workforce engagement initiatives aimed at faculty development. Responsible for curriculum design and implementation, she oversaw two leadership development programs for faculty aimed at aspiring leaders, department chairs, and associate deans to equip them with leadership skills needed to deal with the impending changes of the academic and healthcare environments.
Ms. Lautenberger holds a master’s in art education with a focus on curriculum design and creative thinking as a driver of equity and a solution to address systemic oppression. She is part of several organizations in the D.C. area who use artistic expression to explore concepts of racism, sexism, and social justice.
The Department of Psychiatry offers several research opportunities. Some studies may offer compensation and/or treatment.