The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology recognizes the value of a diverse and equitable community to education, scholarly activity, and patient care. We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion as one of the central aspects of our overall mission. We seek to develop a diverse community by recruiting individuals of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, and individuals with disabilities to participate within our group’s clinical and academic missions.
We have therefore worked to incorporate DEI initiatives into our training curriculum and faculty development. We participate with the Department of Pediatrics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Committee and have a faculty member in a leadership role of the that committee. Our division receives bystander training and sessions on unconscious bias. Our faculty, trainees, and staff treat each other respectfully and value the contributions of each person.
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology is dedicated to recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse community and will continue to embrace the broader Department of Pediatrics DEI missions.