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Welcome to Penn Medicine's Office of Inclusion and Diversity

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

University of Pennsylvania COVID-19 Updates

Penn Center for Research on Coronavirus and Other Emerging Pathogens

Virtual Seminar: So You’ve Socially Distanced, Now What?

Please join LDI for a virtual panel discussion on what lies ahead, now that we have implemented dramatic social distancing measures in response to COVID-19. How long do we need to continue this way? How will we know when we can gradually lift measures that have put our economy in a stranglehold? Do we need to be prepared for cycles of social distancing, and if so, how will that affect the health and financial well-being of American families? Public health and economic experts will discuss what is likely to happen next, in this unprecedented upheaval of our social order. 

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Please click here for instructions on how to join the virtual event below.

 Social first-aid for COVID

Health Equity Week

As of Tuesday, March 10th, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System have recommended against holding gatherings of over 100 people or more. In following with that guidance and in the interest of promoting good public health practices, we regret to announce we are indefinitely postponing Health Equity Week 2020 events. We are working to find alternate dates to reschedule the weeks' events and will communicate to you once that is finalized. We will provide you with first priority opportunity to participate in the poster session and showcase your work at the rescheduled event.  

Welcome to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Eve J. HigginbothamLasting commitment is born of genuine appreciation for that which we aspire to be.  Penn Medicine’s commitment to inclusion and diversity is more than words echoing our evolving society; it is a commitment backed by actions that are the foundation of our eminence, core values, and the strategic priorities that drive how we discover, educate, and serve the world.

Penn Medicine’s five-year strategic plan 2013-2017, Shaping the Future of Medicine, defined our priorities; one of which was the creation of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID).  Our efforts are aimed at supporting the many innovative programs underway, as well as exploring new opportunities to embrace diversity and broaden access to people of all ethnicities, historical traditions and economic backgrounds, genders, religions and disabilities, and respecting sexual orientation and veteran status.  I urge you to visit our site often and let us share in this commitment with you.

Congratulations to Carmen Guerra! She was named to the Ruth C. and Raymond G. Perelman Professorship in Internal Medicine. This honor recognizes all the work Carmen does championing cancer screening for disadvantaged communities, her efforts to promote diversity across the University, and her clinical impact.


Watch our MLK 2020 event livestream!

To learn more about the OID and its initiatives review our current annual report, our first annual report, and our fifth anniversary annual report

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BLOG: Conversations About Inclusion and Diversity

LDI: The Rising Power of Administrative Data for HSR Scientists

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