Critical Conversations
Friday, September 17, 2021

Denise Davis, MD

Professor of Medicine, UCSF

The social environment that teams work in affects group cohesion, trust, collaboration, and conflict. In this interactive workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of how implicit bias and stereotype threat negatively impact teamwork, and you’ll learn tools to mitigate these threats.

About the Speaker

Denise Davis is a general internist, clinical professor of medicine at UC San Francisco (UCSF), and specialist for diversity and inclusion in the School of Medicine. She serves as associate director for faculty development for the San Francisco VA Center of Excellence in primary care education (now EdPACT). Davis teaches faculty development workshops locally and nationally on communication skills, including workshops for the Academy on Communication in Healthcare on opening discussions about power, privilege and marginalization in clinical and educational settings, and facilitating small groups with cultural humility. In 2021, Davis was awarded the Academy on Communication in Healthcare Excellence in Education Award in 2021 and a UCSF Family and Community Medicine Excellence in Student Teaching Award.


September 17, 2021
1:00-2:30pm PDT

Critical Conversations was launched in 2020 as a way for Gladstone community members to challenge and empower themselves by considering different ways of thinking through the lens of others. These discussions will encourage you to reframe or shift your perspective. All community members are encouraged to participate and continue the dialogue outside this forum.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.