About Moran's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

A Message from Liliana Werner, Moran Vice-Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Welcome to the site of the newly formed Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) of the Moran Eye Center. This site will evolve as new information and resources become available, and concrete actions towards EDI are underway. 

When I moved to Salt Lake City to join the Moran Eye Center faculty in 2002, feeling welcomed, appreciated, and respected in my identity as a woman, Latina, and Brazilian immigrant was vitally important to me. We do not take for granted that all potential candidates and newly recruited faculty, staff, and trainees yearn for the same feeling, especially those from historically excluded communities. 

As Chair of the Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Moran Eye Center, I would like to invite ALL at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to join us in our efforts to accomplish our mission!

Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

"For the question, why do you do it? Because it needs to be done..."

- Alan S. Crandall, MD

(June 13, 1947 – October 2, 2020)

Video: Introduction of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Moran Eye Center

Presented by Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, at the Moran Operations Committee meeting.
November 18, 2020
(EDI initiatives presented are currently undergoing updates.)

Book Club for Faculty, Fellows, and Residents

“How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi was discussed on October 28 in a book club meeting for faculty, fellows, and residents, with an introduction by Dr. José E. Rodríguez, Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, University of Utah. 

It was organized by Dr. Amanda Redfern.

Visit the author's page for a downloadable Discussion Guide.