Our Commitment

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We are committed to increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty, fellows, and residents from groups underrepresented in medicine, and promote an inclusive environment across the department.

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Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, celebrating the achievements, influences and legacies of Black Americans. The UW has complied many resources and opportunities to celebrate Black History Month, including engagement and learning opportunities, and ways to support Black-owned businesses.


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EDI survey, Jan.17-Feb. 28

Image removed.On January 17, UW Medicine is launching an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey to identify baseline measures of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion across UW Medicine and provide actionable data to help prioritize areas for work at the entity and departmental levels. Please take this survey to help make UW Medicine a more equitable and anti-racist institution.

Key people

Dr. David Horne

David Horne, MD, MPH

Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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Sean Greenlee

Sean Greenlee

Program Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


We created this award to assist highly qualified and meritorious DOM-based divisional trainees at the rank of Senior Fellow/Acting Instructor and/or Acting Assistant Professor in their transition to the roles of clinician-scholar, physician-scientist, research-scientist, and principal investigator (PI) as newly appointed Assistant Professors.

Inaugural award recipients

Diversity Scholar Award recipients

Diversity Councils/committees

Department of Medicine Diversity Council

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Gender Equity Council

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LGBTQ+ Council

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Residency Diversity Committee




We currently have a robust faculty mentoring program and plan to increase our underrepresented minority (URM) retention by developing a minority faculty mentoring program.

Mentoring is an essential element for faculty career advancement in academic medicine.

A strong mentoring relationship contributes to academic success, productivity, and career satisfaction. Despite the known benefits of mentoring, the lack of mentoring remains a persistent problem in academic medicine, particularly in faculty from URM.

Given that URM faculty are promoted at lower rates, and report lower career satisfaction, the need for a dynamic mentoring program is even greater for junior URM faculty members. 



All members of Department of Medicine search committees participate in Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Hiring training on best practices regarding faculty candidate outreach, assessment, recruitment, and retention. 


Diversity News


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January 17, 2023
Diversity Lecture Series: The Impact of the Pandemic and the "Racial Reckoning" on Health Outcomes and American Democracy
Please join us for our next Diversity Lecture on Feb. 1, 2023, 3:30-5pm PST
January 12, 2023
Jason Deen receives 2023 MLK Community Service Award
The UW Medicine MLK Community Service Awards honors individuals or groups who exemplify Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles.
December 13, 2022
Advancing health equity by improving access to and quality of health care for historically marginalized communities
Dr. Anna Morenz joined Collective Conversations to discuss her new role as a health systems and policy fellow.