Following the ClubQ Shooting: ODEI’s Commitment to the LGBTQIA+ Community

In the wake of the horrific shooting at ClubQ, an LGBTQIA+ bar in Colorado Springs this past weekend, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) reiterates its commitment to and stands in solidarity with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We mourn the lives of the five persons who were killed, and our thoughts are with the 25 people who were injured. The LGBTQIA+ community is hurting, and similar to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, the pain is exacerbated by national rhetoric that centers itself on hate for transgender and gay people.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is devastated by Monday’s horrific school shooting at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is devastated by Monday’s horrific school shooting at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, here in St. Louis. Loss of life in a place of learning is unthinkable, and sadly all too familiar. Classrooms should be safe havens where young people feel welcomed and where learning is celebrated. We have had the honor of being a part of the education process in several area high schools, including Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience with whom we have an ongoing affiliation. We are brokenhearted about the lost lives and the loss of innocence for the adolescents and young adults, as well as staff and administrators, who survived this tragic event at the Central Visual and Performing Arts and Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience. Our community is strong; however, this pain cannot be healed easily. The consequences of gun violence are pervasive and affect entire communities: children, adults, and families.   

Diversity, equity, inclusion a pillar of Neuroscience Research Building (Links to an external site)

Woven into the design of the Neuroscience Research Building under construction on the Washington University Medical Campus is an intangible yet still very real pillar deemed as important as the 6,500 truckloads of concrete used to reinforce the high-rise. The pillar is a holistic philosophy of diversity, equity and inclusion integrated throughout the planning and construction of […]

Rogers selected as scholar in emerging leadership program (Links to an external site)

Cynthia E. Rogers, MD, the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and director of the William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). As a crucial part of NAM’s Emerging […]

Congratulations to Neha Navsaria, Ph.D. on teaching award!

The WashUMed Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion would like to congratulate our very own Equity Champion, Neha Navsaria, Ph.D., Assoc Prof of Psychiatry, on being honored with a teaching award from the Child Psychiatry Fellowship class. The teaching award was specifically for her teaching on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

Juneteenth: Freedom Day-A day of Recognition, Liberation, Resilience and Celebration

the stories of triumph, bravery, resilience and contributions made by the African American community. On Juneteenth, we recommit ourselves to the work of equity, anti-racism, equality, and justice. As we reflect and celebrate on Juneteenth, we keep in mind the ways in which structural racism continues to impact communities of color in the United States and are mindful of the importance of equity in all spaces!

Happy PRIDE Month 2022

The WashUMed Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion celebrates PRIDE Month!
We proudly support the LGBTQ+ community at #WashUMed and in the St. Louis region! #PrideMonth2022

WashU Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS)

WashU Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) attended the Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) in Orlando, Florida from April 13-17, 2022 sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

WUPT Receives APTA Minority Initiatives Award

This award recognizes PT programs that have successfully demonstrated ongoing initiatives to assist minority students for at least three consecutive years. The criteria used in selecting the award recipient are: Planned, comprehensive initiatives have been developed by the program that can assist in the recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of minority students that demonstrate effectiveness, […]