Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023
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University of Minnesota Medical School
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
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.
Dr. Abbie Begnaud is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. She arrived at the University of Minnesota in 2013 passionate about lung cancer but unaware of the health inequities in this disease. She was fortunate enough to be invited to join the Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative in 2016 as lead of the lung cancer demonstration project.