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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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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March 16, 2023
UnBIASED patient-provider interactions
DOM faculty take part in the UnBIASED project, a clinical study to raise awareness about implicit bias in patient care and improve patient-centered communication.
March 3, 2023
Facing our History – Building an Equitable Future
Dr. Gail Jarvik was president of the American Society of Human Genetics in 2021 when the organization launched a year-long initiative to “understand and document experiences of past injustice, as progress toward justice, in human genetics research.”
March 2, 2023
New health equity, advocacy, and anti-racism curriculum for residents
The Health Equity, Advocacy, and Anti-Racism (HEAAR) Curriculum was recently introduced in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.