Video Friday: Population growth = more snowball fights, Washington, DC USA

Video Friday: Population growth = more snowball fights, Washington, DC USA

As of 2014, Washington, DC has 54,000 more people than it did in 2010, and it’s growing by 800-1,000 people every month. One impact of that growth is that there is now enough capacity for two concurrent snowball fights, instead of just one, which I captured in 2010 (see this link for that video).

The world watched David Bowie pass away a few days before this was filmed, so I’ve chosen a soundtrack to recognize the talent that he brought to our lives. Enjoy. Continue reading→

The Hidden Curriculum in Academic Medicine: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Hidden Curriculum in Academic Medicine: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I really enjoyed watching this video (a) because of the innovation that’s happening in medical schools today – (innovation in compassion that is) (b) the breadth of people across the leadership spectrum in academic medicine who are now involved in supporting a more inclusive medical school experience and Continue reading→

Animation: The Center for Total Health Capital Bikeshare station No. 353 is alive

Animation: The Center for Total Health Capital Bikeshare station No. 353 is alive

The animation goes from midnight to midnight, showing peak times of usage.

With tremendous gratitude to Michael Schade (@mvs202), the our nation’s capital’s digital transportation storyteller, and leader of Transportation Techies (@TechiesDC)

The animation is based on released Capital Bikeshare (@Bikeshare) data for 2nd Quarter, 2015, which means there is only about 2 weeks of function included in this dataset, because our station was installed on June 18, 2015 (but who’s counting? 🙂 ). Continue reading→

Just Watched: “Managing Unconscious Bias” , for Facebook employees

Just Watched: "Managing Unconscious Bias" , for Facebook employees

Via the magic of Twitter, I was treated to access to Facebook’s publication of their own Managing Bias training for their employees. It’s an approximately one hour video of an actual training, also broken up into modules, plus slides and references, which you can view/download on demand. Interestingly (and authentically) the notice didn’t come from … Continue reading Just Watched: “Managing Unconscious Bias” , for Facebook employees

Video: Marching with Pride – 1,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in San Francisco

Video: Marching with Pride - 1,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in San Francisco

As the title says. Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) also sponsored the San Francisco TransMarch this year. I see colleagues, leaders, and great physicians who I know who take great care of our members, including our members who are transgender.

Frontline: Growing up Trans

Frontline: Growing up Trans

The stories are very similar to ones we heard during KPLantern. Glad that PBS Frontline aired this documentary, so that health care can get better at healing. There’s also a Google hangout with the team that produced the film, along with parents and physicians involved in the care.

Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks

Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks

This week I got to go see a screening of DogParks & CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods on the invitation of Professor Sonya Grier, on the campus of American University, at the Metro Policy Center (@MPC_AU) which addressed a ton of interests of mine all in one. Continue reading→