Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
February celebrates Black History Month and culturing a racially equitable environment. The University of Minnesota is proud to drive initiatives that support an inclusisive, diverse community. The Black Faculty & Staff Association, Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP), U of M Indigenous Women & Women of Color, and Gopher Equity project are all resources backed by the University to support interest groups and foster opportunities for faculty through the month of February and beyond.
Shahnaz Sultan, MD
Associate Vice Chair
Cuong Pham, MD
The University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Medicine, is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as an essential strategy to support all members of our academic community: faculty, trainees, staff, and the patients and communities we serve. We strive for a culture of inclusive excellence in which our commitment to the core values of equity and diversity are reflected in all of our clinical care, research, education, and service activities.
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Dr. Cuong Pham, a Vietnamese-born physician in Minnesota, is a prominent advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in healthcare. Alongside his work in patient-centered care and harm reduction in Addiction Medicine, Dr. Pham serves as the Associate Vice Chair of DEI for the University of Minnesota's Department of Medicine. He also co-founded Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity, driving advocacy and community engagement for a more inclusive healthcare environment.