Mission Statement

The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion by fostering a culture that values differences and similarities. We strive to embrace diversity in all of its forms to provide an environment where everyone can reach their full potential, while delivering the highest quality in patient care, biomedical research and training of health professionals.

Our Leaders

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Jennifer Sipos, MD

  • Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Internal Medicine
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Sakima Smith, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Internal Medicine

Advisory Council

The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council is comprised of faculty members from each clinical division in the department. The council will work with the vice chairs towards enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts in the Department of Internal Medicine.

DEI Resources

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