The UC Davis College of Medication was lately named among the many nation’s prime establishments in increased training for its dedication to variety and inclusion.

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On Oct. 13, INSIGHT Into Variety introduced that the medical college was one in all 63 establishments of upper training to obtain the 2022 Well being Professions Increased Schooling Excellence in Variety (HEED) Award.

“Ranked because the third most various medical college within the nation, we’re dedicated to advancing well being fairness and coaching future physicians who replicate various communities all through California and nationwide,” stated Susan Murin, interim dean of the UC Davis College of Medication.  

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We’re honored that INSIGHT Into Variety has acknowledged our mission-driven efforts to make well being fairness a actuality by coaching a various and culturally competent workforce dedicated to serving our most weak communities. Whereas we acknowledge there may be way more work to do, this can be a welcome acknowledgment of all we’ve completed to date.” Susan Murin, interim dean, UC Davis College of Medication

The Well being Professions HEED Award acknowledges a number of U.S. well being colleges – together with medical, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary, allied well being, and extra – that show excellent dedication to variety and inclusion. Honorees will likely be highlighted within the December 2022 subject of INSIGHT Into Variety journal – one of many oldest variety publications in increased training.

David Lubarsky, CEO of UC Davis Well being and vice chancellor for human well being sciences, stated, “Variety is a defining function of UC Davis Well being, and we embrace it as a supply of power. Our variations – of race, ethnicity, gender, faith, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, socioeconomic standing, talents, opinions and expertise – mix collectively and make us a simpler well being care supplier to the various communities we serve.”

A number of applications and initiatives had been highlighted within the UC Davis College of Medication’s utility, together with, however not restricted to: Prep Medico, Well being Fairness Academy, the Inclusion, Variety, Anti-Racism, and Fairness (I-DARE) initiative, and its student-run clinics.

Hendry Ton, affiliate vice chancellor for well being fairness, variety and inclusion, expressed deep gratitude. “It’s an honor be acknowledged for our complete work to advance variety, fairness, and inclusion each at UC Davis and in assist of the communities round us,” he stated. “The awards committee famous this as a particular function of UC Davis and I believe it precisely displays the various fantastic applications, initiatives and neighborhood engagements centered on DEI. I’m so grateful for everybody that performed a task on this effort. It takes a village!”


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