In July 2017 the Department of Pediatrics launched its new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Action Committee. The purpose of the committee to develop and implement specific actionable projects and programs to aid in the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and to create a culture of inclusion and support for all members of the pediatric community including faculty, trainees and staff.
The Committee is Chaired by Gary L. Freed MD, MPH and consists of 8 additional members each with specific portfolios of responsibility. The committee meets monthly and the chairs also meet individually with each committee member to ensure there is progress on the areas in which the committee focuses.
The Department of Pediatrics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Action Committee was formed in July of this year. The goal of the committee is to develop and implement programs and trainings that improve the Department’s culture and environment with regard to DEI. Each of the 8 members of the committee have specific portfolios for which they are responsible for developing programs and training. Below are the leaders for each area and links to the programs and opportunities to become engaged in these efforts. Opportunities for training in unconscious bias are being rolled out for residents, fellows, faculty and staff. In addition, there are now enhanced efforts at recruitment of a more diverse workforce for residents, fellows and faculty.