"Diversity does not occur along with excellence or in spite of excellence, but it is integral to the excellence and success of any institution."

-Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., Chief Diversity Officer, AAMC

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Highlights of the Month

Our Mission

  • To coordinate efforts, implement policies, and develop programs to attract, integrate, and engage a diverse community of faculty, residents, students, staff and health care professionals
  • To promote diversity, inclusion, and to embrace cultural differences as a mean to achieve excellence
  • To enrich the learning environment
  • To strengthen the medical school’s ties to our communities
  • To improve health equity for all
  • To implement the Jacobs School Diversity Strategic Plan

More Highlights

Hayes Urges Trainees to Right Racial Injustices in Health

Dr. Maxine Hayes Portrait.

Maxine Hayes, MD, ’73, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, gave a talk as the recipient of the Medical School Alumni Association’s 2021 Distinguished Alumna Award.

Scientific Society Names Dubocovich 1 of 19 Fellows

Margarita Dubocovich PhD head shot.

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, has been named a 2020 fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and a 2021 Scientific Achievement Award winner.


Dr. Raul Vazquez Headshot.

Raul Vazquez, MD

Celebration of Inclusiveness in Medicine and Science Distinguished Lecture

Monday, April 26, 2021

"Understanding Inequities in Communities of Color"

Join the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement, the Medical Alumni Association, Medical Advancement, Polity and SNMA as we Celebrate Diversity Month and honor Dr. Raul Vazquez who will discuss community outreach during COVID and the future of healthcare.

Our office coordinates educational programs and workshops that reinforce our school’s commitment to excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Dr Griswold.

Our services and expertise help increase cultural competency among decision makers and enrich the pool of eligible faculty candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Picture a Scientist

Picture a Scientist Poster: Scientist in Lab holding tools.

Three distinguished women scientists describe their experiences with harassment and discrimination at prestigious institutions and the impact that this has had on their careers.


Student with gloves on testing a probe.

Our office develops, promotes and hosts workshops and lectures on various topics of interest. From medical research to safe and inclusive learning environment.