Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Lab of Microbiology & Immunology Professor Terry Connell.

This fund provides financial resources that support and promote excellence through diversity in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Diversity and Inclusion Funds may support a variety efforts throughout the school, including a student scholarship, programs for individuals from underrepresented groups, and other initiatives to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

At the medical school, we strive to attract, integrate, and engage a diverse community of faculty, residents, students, staff and health care professionals, as we work together to improve health equity for all.

Here, diversity is an active commitment to nurturing future physicians who are dedicated to eliminating health care disparities and helping those most in need. We promote diversity in part by recruiting students who appreciate and learn from each other’s differences while collaborating toward a common goal—namely, delivering exemplary care to all.

Our students’ diverse perspectives are helping them evolve not only into physicians who are fully equipped to meet the health care needs of a pluralistic society, but leaders who will develop the most creative solutions to the complex challenges facing 21st century medicine.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • White Coat Ceremony Serves as Welcome for Class of 2024

    A new class of 182 students celebrated its entry into the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with a hybrid White Coat Ceremony Aug. 7.

  • Update on Change and Inclusion Town Hall

    The Diversity, Inclusion, and Learning Environment (DIALE) committee is working diligently to address the feedback and suggestions gathered at the town hall meeting, and to address the issues raised in Polity’s Resolution No. 2020-001 and the Recommendations and Action Items document.

  • Identifying High-Risk Patients in Children With Heart Failure

    A paper published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found that children with dilated cardiomyopathy — a common cause of heart failure in children — who have an elevated heart rate are at a higher risk of death than children with the condition who do not have an elevated heart rate.

  • Outstanding Medical School Faculty, Staff Honored in 2020

    The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrated scientific achievements and outstanding service and teaching contributions during the 2020 Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards event.

  • Our Continued Support for Our Community and Advocacy for Change and Inclusion
    We are steadfast in our belief that Black Lives Matter.
  • Russell Named AAAS Fellow

    Michael W. Russell, PhD, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, has been awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Psychology Internship Gains APA Accreditation Status

    The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ doctoral psychology internship has received accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation.