Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diversity Corner

A message from our Associate Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion

Tamara Dunn, MD

Wendy Caceres, MD

Our Mission

Our Mission

To build a community in which all people – including those who have historically been marginalized – can thrive authentically, we will embrace human diversity and pursue practices that advance equity, inclusion, access, and justice.

Our Values

We are committed to reflecting and celebrating diversity, educating ourselves, ensuring a sense of belonging, establishing an anti-racist culture and moving toward justice.

Our Vision

To reach our collective potential through these actions: recruitment, retention, mentorship and promotion while fostering an ever deepening understanding of medical history, allyship and justice. Specifically,

  • Recruitment, retention, and promotion of UIM faculty, staff, fellows and residents;
  • inclusive environments;
  • representation in educational activities;
  • application of a health equity lens for research and scholarly work; and
  • community engagement/clinical care of vulnerable populations.

Councils and Committees

Faculty Committee

The council is an action-oriented group that meets monthly and provides leadership, accountability, and recommendations to create a more inclusive and diverse community. To get involved, contact Wendy Caceres

Staff Committee

The Committee's goal is to foster an environment and culture that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of all members of our community. A two-hour commitment per month is expected. To get involved, contact domstaffdei@stanford.edu

Featured Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Cafecito and Conversations: Featuring the HARTS Lab

Friday, Oct. 15, 9 - 10 a.m.

Join via Zoom

Meeting ID: 917 9617 8510

Password: 827771

Please join us virtually for a staff engagement event to wrap up Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with the HARTS Lab from SPRC!  Bring your favorite cup of cafecito and hear about what brought this team to Stanford and their research.  We will also use the time to talk about how we might continue to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month Inclusion Rounds: Poetry and the Importance of Voice In Diverse Illness Experiences

Thursday, Oct. 21, 12 - 1 p.m.

Join via Zoom

The Department of Medicine’s Diversity and Inclusion Council will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Inclusion Rounds featuring Dr. Rafael Campo, a physician and poet. Dr. Campo will join us to discuss Cultural Competence: Poetry and the Importance of Voice In Diverse Illness Experiences.

Participants will experience how poetry joins us empathetically, through its sound and structure as much as through its insistent invitation to share in diverse human experiences, and learn how it may help to heal even medicine itself.

Inclusion 2021

Inclusion 2021

For Inclusion 2021, we’ll be hosting a year-long, virtual celebration with engaging monthly programming and events.

Key Initiatives

Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

Our Chair Diversity Investigator Award program provides four grants of $50,000 each to young investigators whose research is focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and the elimination of health care disparities. Applications are now open for 2021. Learn more

Faculty Lens Advisors

In 2019, we created an innovative program to improve the diversity of our candidate pools, utilizing Faculty LENS Advisors (LENS = Leading to Enhance Excellence in the Navigation of Searches.) These are professors in our department, who have been given both funded protected time (20%) and training, along with staff support, to better identify diverse candidates for our professoriate searches. Learn more

Part of the Solution Vaccine Video Series

In this video series, Diversity and Inclusion Council members share why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, touching on topics like safety and efficacy, the health of their families and loved ones, their responsibility to protect vulnerable populations, and more. View videos

Stanford-Meharry Initiative

This initiative was designed to expose Meharry students to current research at Stanford and encourage connection between the two institutions. Learn more

Voices of the Department

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Resources and Ways to Get Involved


We’ve compiled a list of resources and trainings to help you learn, grow, find support, get involved, and make an impact. 

Self Care During Difficult Times

View our webpage that contains information about support and self-care during difficult times

Combatting Racial Injustice

We’ve compiled a list of resources for anti racism work

Get Involved

Join a council, submit an idea, partner with us, and learn more about the work we're doing.

Submit an Idea

Do you have an idea or suggestion for ways to improve diversity? We want to hear from you! Please submit your improvement idea here

Connect with Us

Connect with us on social media by using the hashtag #StanDoMDiversity