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Inclusive Excellence Series

Positive Exposure: A Celebration of Us

Rick Guidotti.

Rick Guidotti, Fashion Photographer and Founder of Positive Exposure

UB School of Dental Medicine Inclusive Excellence Seminar
Monday, February 5 | 6-8pm
UB South Campus - location will be communicated closer to the date

Registration is required to attend this event. Register in advance to attend. 

Mr. Rick Guidotti is an award-winning fashion photographer who has worked in NYC, Milan, Paris and London for high profile clients including Yves St. Laurent, Revlon and L’Oreal. Rick founded Positive Exposure, a non-profit that utilizes the arts, film and narratives to present the humanity and dignity of individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual disabilities. Join us to hear about his work. Refreshments will be served. 

Faculty Advancement Series

About the Faculty Advancement Series

Mentoring faculty members, especially those from underrepresented minority backgrounds, is essential to the UB School of Dental Medicine’s (SDM) success and to the field of dental medicine. Mentoring can have a significant impact on faculty retention rate, personal satisfaction, and career and leadership development. The SDM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office is committed to developing a robust mentoring program to ensure the professional growth and personal satisfaction of our faculty. A first step toward this goal is the establishment of a Faculty Advancement Series.

Previous Events

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024 | Inclusive Excellence Seminar: How Psychological Safety and Threat Predict Motivation, Wellbeing, and Performance | Guest Speaker: Dr. Lora Park, PhD, UB Department of Psychology
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | Inclusive Excellence Seminar: CARES Program: Supporting Holistic Wellness in Fulfilling Dental Patients' Needs | Guest Speaker: Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, LMSW, NBC-HWC, CARES Coordinator, UB School of Dental Medicine | View Video Recording
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | Bridging the Medical-Dental Divide | Guest Speakers: Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Daniel E. Porreca, President and CEO HEALTHeLINK; Elizabeth Stanko Alpert, DDS, MPH, Faculty Affiliate for the Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | Inclusive Excellence Seminar: Trauma Informed Care for Health Care Professionals | Guest Speaker: Susan Green, LCSW, Clinical Full Professor and Co-Director of the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work | View Video Recording
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | Inclusive Excellence Seminar: Skills for Difficult Conversations | Guest Speaker: Karen Carroll, Esq., Manager of Family Mediation Programming, Center for Resolution and Justice | View Video Recording
  •  Thursday, February 9, 2023 | Inclusive Excellence Seminar: Navigating Conflict and Challenging Situations | Guest Speakers: Alison Smith, LCSW and Stephanie Chong, PhD | View Video Recording
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | Inclusive Excellence Seminar: Ableism in Healthcare | Guest Speaker: Michael Rembis, PhD | View Video Recording
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 | LGBTQ+ for Healthcare Provideers | Guest Speaker: Em Bystrak, Engagement and Education Coordinator, Pride Center of WNY | View Video Recording
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges | Guest Speaker: Dr. Rena D'Souza, Director of National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research | View Video Recording
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 | Pediatric patients with special health care needs: Optimizing dental care with Patient - Parent - Dentist interactions | Guest Speaker: Dr. Marita Inglehart | View Video Recording
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | Creating Transformative Learning Environments: A Multi-disciplinary Panel Discussion Highlighting Best Practices and Resources in Teaching and Learning
    Guest Speakers: Alan Lesse, MD; Korydon Smith, EdD; Carol Van Zile-Tamsen, PhD | View Video Recording
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | Getting Tenure and Finding Yourself in the Process Faculty Advancement Series | Guest Speaker: Jill Bargonetti, PhD | View Video Recording
  • Monday, July 19, 2021 | Health & Human Services Cultural Competency Training Program: A Panel Discussion with the Leadership of the Hispanic Dental Association | View Video Recording
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | A Discussion with Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram, Author of "Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President" | View Video Recording
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Designing Learning for Justice: An Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop
    Guest Speaker: Aireale Joi Rodgers, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, USC
  • Thursday, February 4th, 2021 | Out and Safe: Supporting our LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 | Microaggressions and the Insidious Subtelty of Everyday Bias
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Supporting our Community and Advocating for Racial Justice Town Hall
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | Why and How of Special Care Dentistry
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Maureen Perry
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | Change Perceptions...Go Beyond Expectations
    Guest Speaker: Jessica A. Rickert, DDS
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 | The Path to Excellence: How Diversity Benefits Individuals, Groups and Organizations
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2019 | Unseen Tears: The Native American Boarding School Experience in WNY
    Guest Speaker: Laura M. Anderson, PhD
  • Friday, September 13, 2019 | Bridging the Gap: Tips for treating: Tips for Treating a Patient with Autish
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Culture, Beliefs and the Profession
    Guest Speaker(s): Rev. Francis X. Mazur, Rabbi Drorah Setal, Jeff Carter