Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is a place where people strive for equity and justice, act with compassion, and work hard to intentionally create an inclusive and safe environment where everyone can thrive.

Find out more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion—and how we advance it in all areas of our work.

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Diversity Partners

As the largest department in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, we share a common diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy with the School. We also partner closely with UW Health, our academic health system, on diversity initiatives.

Our DEI committee

The Department of Medicine is committed to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, and trainees. Our DEI committee advises on how to intentionally create and promote this environment, and how to disseminate information on dismantling racism in ourselves, our systems, and our community.

Our DEI committee organized a networking event for underrepresented faculty, learners, and staff in the department. Pictured are participants Betsy Trowbridge, MD; Shobhina Chheda, MD, MPH; and Chinenye Odo, MBBS. 

Drs. Betsy Trowbridge, Shobina Chheda and Chinenye Odo talk at a department networking event for underrepresented faculty, learners, and staff
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More Resources

Find more diversity, equity and inclusion resources on the Department of Medicine intranet.