Program prepares employees for high-demand, high-paying nursing jobs (Links to an external site)
Pre-nursing program, in partnership with Goldfarb School of Nursing, meets needs of working adults with little or no college.
Class Acts: Alexandra Zdonczyk (Links to an external site)
Medical student focused on health equity in vision care As a Latina, I also see many examples of health inequities among native Spanish speakers. A lot of providers don’t speak Spanish. Language barriers can have a major impact on health care. It’s important for people who are bilingual, like me, to go into the community, […]
Four inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Links to an external site)
The Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, established in 2005 by Yale University and Howard University to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement, recently inducted four doctoral candidates from Washington University in St. Louis.
Examples of Faculty Activities related to DEI (Links to an external site)
The sample activities below provide a framework for faculty members to find opportunities and develop practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine.
Shining a light on Black women physicians
From the Civil War to the 21st century, Black women have fought to become physicians. A new book by Jasmine Brown, AB ’18, tells the story of the barriers Black women pursuing a career in medicine have faced throughout history. Published in January, Twice as Hard (Beacon Press) shines a light on the achievements of these women, often ignored or forgotten.
Announcing the 2023 Cohort of ASSURE Fellows
We are thrilled to announce the incoming 2023 cohort of Anesthesiology Summer Research (ASSURE) fellows, marking the third year of the program at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. This research opportunity offers college students from the St. Louis metro area the chance to participate in basic, clinical, and translational research projects. Guided by […]
Equity for African Americans in Alzheimer’s disease
For 20 years, the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center has worked to boost diversity in clinical trials Washington University has worked hard to break the national pattern. In 2000, it established one of the country’s earliest groups dedicated to increasing African American participation in Alzheimer’s research: the African American Advisory Board at the Charles F. and […]
Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan this year. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will be celebrating and observing Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, we thought it might be helpful to share a […]
Black History Month 2023
Our office is excited about the programs we are offering and other opportunities all around us to help each of us learn and celebrate Black History Month! Please register for events you plan to attend.
MLK Week Commemoration 2023: Amplifying Voices through Courageous Storytelling
We are excited to share the WashU Med ODEI annual MLK Week Commemoration 2023 programming! Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20, 2023
Following the ClubQ Shooting: ODEI’s Commitment to the LGBTQIA+ Community
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mourns the lives of the five persons who were killed, and our thoughts are with those injured. The LGBTQIA+ community is hurting, and 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
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. 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.
A family of pediatricians paves way for health equity in St. Louis (Links to an external site)
The family’s legacy — which includes caring for the health and well-being of hundreds of children in the St. Louis area, many of whom were poor and Black — will be commemorated with the renaming of a street in its honor on the Washington University Medical Campus.
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 […]
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 […]