Shining a light on Black women physicians

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

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 (Links to an external site)

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 […]

Happy Ramadan!

Happy Ramadan!
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

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.

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

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.

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

Rogers selected as scholar in emerging leadership program
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)

Diversity, equity, inclusion a pillar of Neuroscience Research Building
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 […]

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

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!