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How Diversity Drives Our Institutional Excellence

diagram of Leading Academic Health Science Center with all components contributing to an inclusive culture

The graphic above illustrates the components of UMMS diversity strategy: 

Our diversity leaders and resource groups act as change management stewards who support and sustain a high performing, inclusive work environment. 

DIO sponsors a number of programs and events designed to increase and enhance engagement of our faculty, staff, physicians, caregivers, students, post docs, and residents.  

DIO provides professional and personal development through in-person education sessions, trainings, and workshops designed to enhance the cultural competence of our workforce.

The multiculturalism of our patients and the diverse communities we are part of create unique opportunities for leveraging our differences to build an inclusion brand that promotes community engagement.

A representative faculty, staff and student body are foundational to our talent management goals of attracting, recruiting and retaining outstanding talent in science, medicine and healthcare.

DIO functions as a center of excellence for guiding the implementation of our combined diversity strategies and programs. Together, these components power our efforts toward an inclusive culture and help us to become one of the nation’s most distinguished academic health sciences center.