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Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity Podcast: Episode 1

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Spotlight on Mayo Clinic’s RISE for Equity

Featuring Anjali Bhagra, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Mayo Clinic and Barbara Jordan Administrator, Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Mayo Clinic

Reflect
Inspire
Strengthen
Empower

In this episode, RISE cofounders Dr. Anjali Bhagra and Barbara Jordan share how these four simple words can evolve equity and inclusion in every industry, starting with healthcare. “My constant challenge to myself,” said Bhagra, “was that I did not want to develop a program that was more like a checkbox of complete this training and complete that training.” Rather than creating seminars, she crafted a concept that stresses human development and could be scaled for long-term, wide-reaching results.


Presenter Bios

Anjali Bhagra, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Mayo Clinic

Anjali Bhagra, M.D. FACP, is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at Mayo Clinic. She has served as the physician lead to operationalize the commitment against racism at Mayo Clinic, Rochester and the Education Chair for section of Integrative Medicine. She also serves as the Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Division of General Internal at Mayo, board member of The Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), member of the HIMSS Global Health Equity Network Task Force and Director & board member of National American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) IGNITE program.

Barbara Jordan, Administrator, Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Mayo Clinic College

Barbara Jordan is an Administrator at Mayo Clinic, where she has worked for 30 years. She has a dual assignment with leadership responsibility for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Office for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Her role in the Office for Education Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is in support of the College of Medicine’s mission to advance the Mayo Clinic practice by providing recruitment, retention and advancement activities that target students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science and medicine.

Lee Hawkins

Journalist Lee Hawkins is the author of the forthcoming book, NOBODY’S SLAVE: How Uncovering My Family’s History Set Me Free (HarperCollins 2023). He is working with American Public Media (APM) as a special correspondent. He will be co-producing  and hosting a long-form podcast series about the intergenerational ripple effect of slavery and Jim Crow segregation on his family, dating back to 1600s. Before venturing into podcasting, he worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal for 19 years.

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