UAHS EDI Speaker Series

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Speaker Series is intentional in bringing our diverse campus and community together to inspire dialogue, community engagement, innovation, and to broaden our EDI perspective. We invite you to celebrate and learn from our local and national featured speakers and their research, experiences, adversities, and successes. 

This new series is focused on sharing the healing practices from each culture to bring awareness to other health practitioners, patients and families with hopes of education, awareness about how these heritage healing practices compliment western medicine with positive health outcomes for patients, ultimately, creating health equity.



Save the Date:

  • March 27, 10 am - Amy Thomas, OD, FCOVD & Karin M Zabriskie, RN, BSN, IHC, SET | Vision Therapy

  • April 4, 4 pm - Promotoras | How the power of these women is healing the community through various community activities as an alternative to healing practices

  • Apr. 20, 11 am - Tamara Venit-Shelton, Ph.D. | Chinese Herbalism as American Medicine: A History of Chinese Doctors in the United States

  • April 25, 9:30 am - Hong Jin, DAOM, MD (PRC), L.Ac. | Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • May 9, 1 pm - Amita S. Nathwani, MA | The practices of Ayurveda, it's efficacy and how it is utilized as a traditional medicine in the Indian culture


Upcoming EDI Events

March 27, 2023

Speaker Series: Heritage Healing Practices

Topic: Vision Therapy

Speakers: Amy Thomas, OD FCOVD & Karin M. Zabriskie, RN, BSN, IHC, SET

About the speakers:

Amy Thomas, OD, FCOVD is a Board-Certified Optometrist experienced in Vision Development and Rehabilitation. She is an international speaker to help further the art and science of therapeutic lenses, syntonic phototherapy and vision therapy.

April 20, 2023

Speaker Series: Heritage Healing Practices

Speaker: Tamara Venit-Shelton, Ph.D.