Understanding Bias Luncheon & Presentations

April 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Location and Address

University of Pittsburgh
Biomedical Science Tower 1
Main Lobby & Classrooms
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Schedule of Events

Health Disparities Poster Competition
April 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Luncheon & Keynote Presention with Dr. Benjamin Reese

Luncheon* & Keynote presentation by Dr. Benjamin Reese, Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity, Duke University & Duke University Health System

Implicit Bias, Personal and Professional Challenges and Opportunities 

Dr. Reese’s presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Definitions of explicit and implicit bias
  • Development of precursors of implicit bias in infancy
  • Development of “preferences” and “inclinations” related to race and gender in early childhood
  • Correlates of implicit bias, as a result of brain research
  • Research findings: implicit bias and decision-making
  • Impact of implicit bias on key decisions in the academy and healthcare
  • Strategies to reduce implicit bias

*The luncheon is limited to the first 125 guests.  Registrants after 125 guests will be placed on a waiting list.

Concurrent Sessions
April 3, 2017 - 1:45pm

Session 1:  Recruiting an Excellent and Diverse Faculty,  Dr. Kathleen Blee, Associate Dean, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and Chair of Pitt’s Diversity Committee

Session 2:  Me? Biased?,  by Dr. Ann Thompson, Vice Dean, School of Medicine; Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics; and Certified Trainer on Unconscious Bias