Our office was established in 2012 with the appointment of Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology (2006-2016), as Inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement.
Diversity: A core value that embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives, and serves as a catalyst for change.
Inclusion: A core element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the institution through professional development, education, policy, and practice.
Health Equity: When everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance.
Sources: Association of American Medical Colleges; Centers for Disease Control