Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Recruit, Retain, Reaffirm

Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research

The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research  is now in its 19th year of operation at the Perelman School of Medicine. The Center's overall goal is to establish, facilitate, conduct and evaluate programs and projects that will enhance the health of under-represented minorities, particularly African Americans and Hispanics. The Center's activities and programs focus on training and educating under-represented physicians for faculty positions in the Schools of Medicine and for leadership positions in health care policy/administration and enhancing research on minority health issues. These activities and programs will improve the health of minorities and the public in general, and will enhance the ability of health care institutions to achieve their goals. The Center operates as an integral part of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and its Health System, and as such it aims to collaborate extensively with all units of the University that share its mission and goals.  To accomplish its mission, the Center's principal goals are to: