Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Committee Co-Chairs

Teresa Zimmers, PhD
Co-Chair, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee


2020—2022 IUPUI Ombudsteam, Chair 2022
2022—2022 Co-Leader, Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center DEI Group on Program Equity
2019—2022 Women’s Advisory Council, Indiana University School of Medicine
2020—2022 Diversity Council, Indiana University School of Medicine
2020 - 2021 Co-Leader, Surgery Professional Development, Diversity & Wellness (PDDW) Section, Diversity Committee
2019-2020 Diversity Pushers, Department of Surgery

2023 OHSU STEMPrep Program
2020-2022 National Cancer Institute (USA) F31 Diversity Fellowship
2018, 2019, 2022 Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center Summer Research Program
2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019. Indiana University Project SEED
2014 IUPUI Women in Science
2012 MARCS Minority Access to Research Careers in Science
2012 NIDDK American Physiological Society STEP-UP Program
2011-2012 National Institute for General Medical Sciences (USA) Administrative Supplement for Diversity
2007, 2010 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Leadership Alliance

2023 National Institutes of Health (USA) Implicit Bias Training Course—Full Course
2023 OHSU Cell, Developmental, and Cancer Biology DEI Seminar Series
2022 Upstander Training, Indiana University School of Medicine
2021 Basic Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar Series "Diversity Training for Search Committees”
2020 Implicit Bias Training, Indiana University School of Medicine
2018 Promotion and Tenure Decisions University of Michigan Theatre Program, Indiana University Faculty Affairs
2017 Negotiating the Divide, Office of Faculty Affairs, IU School of Medicine


Co-Chair, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee



2022-ongoing: Head Ombudsperson for the University of Sao Paulo
2019-ongoing: Member of the Ethics Committee of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICB), University of Sao Paulo (USP)
2023- ongoing: Member of the Task force for assessing and counteracting gender violence at the University of Sao Paulo
2020-2021: President of the Human Rights Office, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo

2021- Round table: Is Access to COVID-19 information reaching everyone?
2021- Workshop: Women of science and education: show your art
2020-Round table: COVID-19 and the environment: socioeconomical impact and the underprivileged population.
2020- Round table: Human rights during the pandemic: for all or few of us?
2020-Round table: Transgender women in society
2020-Round table: Ethnical aspects and inclusivity in Academia
2020- Round table: Who do you take care of? Women, Family and Academia
2020- Round table: Rights and Human rights in academic activities
2020- Workshop: short films and a debate on inequity

2022- XXV Congresso Brasileiro de Ouvidores
2022- Implantação e Gestão de Ouvidorias (CGU)

Links to information

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CCS Board of Directors

Richard Skipworth, MBChB MD FRCS

• Consultant General and Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeon in NHS Lothian

• Honorary Reader at the University of Edinburgh, an Athena Swan Silver Award institution

• Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFSTEd) Feb 2016.
• Membership of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI) May 2020.
• Recognition of Trainer (RoT) status from UK General Medical Council.
• Instructor in Non-Technical Skills in Surgery (NoTSS), focussed on situation awareness, communication, teamworking, decision making and leadership.
• Member of the International Sub-group of NoTSS Faculty, aimed at the international dissemination of NoTSS, including to low- and middle-income countries.
• Regional director of NoTSS Masterclasses for surgical trainees in Scotland.
• Educational and clinical supervisor to Foundation Programme doctors and Specialist Surgical Trainees.
• Clinical mentor for senior nurses studying on Advanced Nurse Practitioner courses.
• Mentor and supervisor to multiple PhD, Doctorate of Medicine and Bachelor of Science research students.
• Year 1 Lead for the Master’s Degree in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors at the University of Edinburgh.

• NHS Equality, Diversity and Rights Course every 3 years
• NHS Public Protection Course every 2 years
• NHS Adult Support and Protection (Advanced) Course every 2 years
• NHS Information Governance Course every 2 years
• Level 2 qualification of the Clinical Educator Programme (CEP)
• Training the Trainers courses and other supervision training courses

Other Experience
• Member of multiple, published, international collaborative research groups, including Global-Surg, COVID-Surg, STAR-Surg and TENTACLE, examining the outcomes of surgery in low and middle-income countries, and the outcomes of operations performed by trainee surgeons.

Additional pages will be added to this website shortly.
These will include: CCS DEI Activities, and Resources (links to relevant literature, training, opportunities).