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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
We are excited to share the WashU Med ODEI annual MLK Week Commemoration 2023 programming! Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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