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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Dr. Quinn Capers

Unequal Treatment in Cardiovascular Care: Evidence for Racial Bias and the Way Forward

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Quinn Capers from UT Southwestern on October 11, 2022.

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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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September 26, 2022
Center of Excellence to achieve better cancer diagnosis
A new joint Diagnostic Center of Excellence will work to identify, support and learn from marginalized patients who experience delayed cancer diagnosis.
September 22, 2022
Glenda Roberts new co-chair of APOLLO Community Advisory Council
The APOLLO study is being done in an attempt to improve outcomes after kidney transplantation and to improve the safety of living kidney donation.
September 20, 2022
Unidos: Stronger Together
This year’s theme for Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month is Unidos: Stronger Together.