Infusing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Washington University School of Medicine community

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to:

Provide leadership, expertise and advocacy on all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within Washington University School of Medicine.

Direct, lead and advance institutional efforts that create a welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected.

Enhance and develop community partnerships designed to address health needs and promote health equity within the St. Louis community and beyond.

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Next steps in our anti-racism strategy

At dozens of listening sessions held after the death of George Floyd, we heard from you that our institution needs to do more to foster safety, sense of belonging and support for our BIPOC colleagues, trainees and students.

In the coming months we will share the next steps in our journey to ensure we are working together toward our common goals for racial and health equity.

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Njoku named director of pediatric anesthesiology division

Njoku named director of pediatric anesthesiology division (Links to an external site)

Dolores B. Njoku, MD, a noted clinician, researcher and mentor, has been named the director of pediatric anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine and anesthesiologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She will also become the new Rudolph L. and Mary Frances Wise Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesiology and vice chair in the Department of Anesthesiology.

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