We recognize this is a difficult and uncertain time for many, and we share deep concern for the members of our community who may be impacted by these changes in immigration policies
To faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows,
Since the Executive Order on immigration was issued last week, our University of Michigan community has experienced a wide range of emotions and concerns.President Mark Schlissel shared our campus-wide commitment to supporting international scholars, and has also joined many other University leaders in signing a letter requesting the Executive Order be rectified or rescinded. President Schlissel is our unified voice that represents our collective commitment to welcoming the academic and scholarly contributions of individuals from across the globe.
We recognize this is a difficult and uncertain time for many, and we share deep concern for the members of our community who may be impacted by these changes in immigration policies. We encourage you to reach out to others, and support the unified voice of our entire campus community to stand for inclusivity. We are committed to the core principles of mutual respect, equity and empathy in our interactions with each other and those we serve. Our community, both internal and external, should feel welcome and appreciated for their unique views and perspectives.
Particularly for our academic medical center and Medical School, fostering diversity is critical to our success — as a health care provider, an educational institution, and a world-class research community. Not only do we benefit from the contributions of scientists, physicians and health care professionals from other parts of the world, our commitment to global health initiatives also requires an international footprint. The breadth and depth of experience, expertise, and perspectives that make us a great academic medical center are due to the diverse and multicultural nature of our community.
In addition to legal information and resources provided by the Office of the General Counsel, our campus also provides resources through the Employee Assistance Program, Spiritual Care, and student life Counseling and Psychological Services. We stand together, with you, to support and promote an environment that values diversity and global inclusion.
Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, University of Michigan Medical School
CEO, Michigan Medicine
Carol R. Bradford, M.D.
Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Charles J. Krause, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Michigan Medical School
David A. Spahlinger, M.D.
President, University of Michigan Health System
Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, U-M Medical School