Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Find the resources unique to you! We are developing resource pages for students, trainees, faculty, staff, and community members.

The University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to providing excellence across our mission - high-quality education for students of all backgrounds; innovative and cutting-edge research and exceptional clinical outcomes that promote health equity. Through a variety of services and programs, we aim to engage everyone in our collective work toward inclusive excellence, promote equity in access to learning, scientific inquiry, care delivery, and celebrate our diversity through cultural experiences and opportunities on and off campus.

Diversity Statement

Ana Nunez

About Us

Led by Vice Dean Ana Núñez, MD, FACP, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion collaborates with faculty, staff and learners across the Medical School, as well as partners from our communities, to ensure we are celebrating diversity, encouraging conversations and addressing issues of inequities, bias and discrimination in our clinical programs, recruiting, curriculum and research.

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Our Collaborators

Our office connects the many ongoing efforts across the Medical School together to facilitate and improve diversity, equity and inclusion. Explore the offices, centers and collaborative partnerships we’re invested in.

Dr. Warlick

Community Voices

  • Chauvin Trial—Community Resources

    We understand that many of you are feeling concerned about your emotional wellbeing, and that of your colleagues. The weeks ahead may be stressful for many across our community, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. We have support available, including mental health support for all students, as well as staff and faculty. The University has also launched a new webpage that offers additional support resources and information about related events and learning opportunities for our entire University community—resources that will help us all better understand and process the events associated with and surrounding the trial.

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    For decades, doctors nationwide have used two different calculations to measure kidney health: One for Black patients, and one for non-Black patients. M Health Fairview will no longer follow this practice. Read more.

  • Denis Clohisy, MD

    The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery chooses one article as required reading for the Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment taken by thousands of orthopedists every year. This year, an article by Department Head Dr. Clohisy was chosen - Leadership, Communication, and Negotiation Across a Diverse Workforce*: An AOA Critical Issues Symposium.

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    Our Rapid Response Grant to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare funds small scalable projects directly impacting the health of our community by reducing the effects of structural and systemic racism, reducing health disparities, improving access to health care, or addressing gaps in healthcare in non-majority community members.


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As required by Title IX, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, including in admissions and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinators or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. Please see the University of Minnesota’s Title IX Statement (eoaa.umn.edu/resources) and the University’s policy (policy.umn.edu/hr/sexharassassault) for information about: (1) how to contact the Title IX Coordinators on the University’s campuses; (2) how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking or relationship violence; and (3) the University’s procedures for responding to reports and formal complaints.