Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In December, we come together to observe Universal Human Rights Month, a time when people across the globe unite to advocate for the fundamental rights of all individuals. On December 10, we commemorate Human Rights Day, which marks the historic adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.
To learn more about global initiatives and stay informed about Human Rights Day, visit the UN's Human Rights Day page. Let's use this month as a powerful reminder to stand up for universal rights and dignity for everyone, fostering a world where human rights are respected and upheld for all.
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.
Shahnaz Sultan, MD
Associate Vice Chair
Cuong Pham, MD
By: Jamie Korf | May 17, 2023
These Twin Cities healthcare communities have creatively found ways to confront institutional racism that go beyond the status quo—because words only have power when you assign them action.
“We get people from across the nation to come with us to build out wonderful careers—we help create individualized development plans and match those scholars with mentors as they explore science challenges...helping them get established as diverse faculty members.”
— Dr. Ana Núñez
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.