Department of Pediatrics Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to a diverse and inclusive faculty. We will improve the health of all infants, children and adolescents and reduce inequities by educating the pediatric and physician leaders of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation's best primary and specialty pediatric clinical care.


Why is diversity important to us?

Pediatrics is committed to health equity and excellence in research, patient care, and education. Eliminating pediatric health disparities is essential to improving the health of this region, our nation, and the global community.

Our Goals

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to becoming a leader in recruitment and retention practices that lead to a diverse and inclusive faculty working in a supportive climate by putting metrics in place to:

  1. demonstrate effectiveness of diversity recruitment and retention efforts;
  2. deliver care that is respectful and culturally relevant to all patients;
  3. demonstrate excellence in research, education and clinical outcomes;
  4. demonstrate a greater research focus on health equity and health disparities;
  5. demonstrate an outreach community that is aware and involved in these efforts; and
  6. report our progress in visible ways including through our website, national presentations, and academic publications.