Image Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan Our office intentionally creates engagement opportunities and initiatives for faculty, staff, and learners. Diversity Ambassadors Our clinical and basic science departments, centers, and educational offices are working to develop more inclusive and equitable practices. Our Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors are charged with leading these efforts. Inclusive Research The UK College of Medicine strives to foster a spectrum of research opportunities for a diverse pool of high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. Welcome from our Acting Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Welcome to the College of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI). The work of educating and training highly qualified physicians and researchers to serve Kentucky and the nation cannot be done without considering the ways in which our identities impact how we navigate our hallways, classrooms, laboratories, clinical settings, and the world around us. Our office strives to provide support and facilitate connections. We work in collaboration with faculty, staff, and learners across the college; the Office of Institutional Diversity; UK HealthCare; offices, centers, and colleges across the University of Kentucky; and the broader Lexington and regional campus communities. We look forward to facilitating your connections to thrive in our inclusive community. Stephanie White, MD, MS, FAAP Acting Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Associate Professor of Pediatrics Learn More About Us Statement on Racial Justice Every facet of our collective, day-to-day lives has been, and continues to be, affected by racism. Therefore, we must continue to stand against racism and xenophobia in action and language. At the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, we acknowledge the existence of stereotyping, bias, discrimination, prejudice, microaggressions, and other forms of racism and xenophobia. The cost of racism, both structural and interpersonal, on the mental and physical health of racially minoritized groups is incalculable and fundamentally antithetical to the moral responsibility of health professionals. As healers and educators of the next generation of physicians and scientists, it is not enough to say we will “do no harm.” We cannot remain committed to educating, training, and producing highly qualified and caring physicians to serve all the people of Kentucky and the nation without recognizing the systemic racism which lingers in our nation and health care systems and working to dismantle it. In his campus message recently, President Capilouto asked the entire campus to recommit to creating a community of belonging for everyone. He further stated that we must hold each other accountable as we take steps together. As such, we want to provide an update on our college efforts, institutional partnerships, and an upcoming community forum. > Click here to read the full statement from Acting Dean Griffith Recent News MAR 23, 2023 UK College of Medicine alum cares for underserved populations in Southern California MAR 20, 2023 UK College of Medicine celebrates Match Day, including first at Northern Kentucky Campus MAR 2, 2023 ‘Alliance 2.0’ builds upon success of College of Medicine’s innovative research initiative FEB 24, 2023 Congratulations to the winners of the second annual MVPE Awards View All News Upcoming Events 04 Apr Academic Medicine Writing Series, Session 8: "Citing Media Materials" View More Events Image The latest issue of The Mosaic, our tri-annual newsletter Click to Download Image Convey your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion Take the SAFE Pledge We strive to create a community of support and accountability. Click here to access reporting forms.