Three members of the Department of Medicine have been named as Diversity and Inclusion Advocates (DIA) by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).
The DIA pilot program involves a team of faculty and staff who have volunteered to undergo training to address diversity climate issues to include concerns of equity, inclusion, and hostile or intimidating behavior.
DIAs also serve as a resource for faculty and administrative leadership search committees to increase the diversity of applicant pools and ensure equity during the search and selection process.
To read more about the roles and responsibilities of DIA team members, click here.
DIAs in the Department of Medicine are (pictured at right from top to bottom): Donita Croft, MD, MS, clinical assistant professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Bridgett Molinar, accountant, Cardiovascular Medicine; and Noelle LoConte, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care.
For a full listing of DIAs throughout SMPH departments and administrative units, click here.