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Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in instruction, research, and patient care. Varied perspectives encourage new strategies that ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture, and leadership.

Message from Dean Lloyd Minor

As a preeminent academic medical center, Stanford Medicine is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and care. And at the heart of this enduring mission is a diverse group of Stanford Medicine faculty, students, trainees, and staff contributing immeasurably. 

That is why we at Stanford Medicine hold diversity and inclusion as core values, and why we continue to strive, in many different ways, to create a welcoming environment for all individuals, from all backgrounds. We have made significant progress, but we cannot be satisfied until we know that all individuals feel fully supported in achieving their potential.

By creating a more inclusive Stanford Medicine community and working to eliminate health and educational inequalities everywhere, we act not only on the side of justice, we fulfill our vision of bringing hope and healing to all people around the world.

Dean Minor speaks with Dr. Augustus White, the first African American graduate from Stanford's School of Medicine.

Black Resident Spotlight

We aim to support and uplift our incredible community of Black Housestaff. Please enjoy a glimpse into their unique experiences here at Stanford. #RepresentationMatters #DiversityInMedicine #WhatADoctorLooksLike #StanfordMed

New Black Lives Matter Website

Anti-racism is an ongoing responsibility. Stanford Medicine launches a Black Lives Matter website, an archive of the weekly Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) posts in 2020-2021. Explore and read the entries and share with friends and colleagues.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) Survey

In May of 2021, Stanford conducted the first university-wide IDEAL diversity, equity, and inclusion survey.

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Spotlight & News

Dr. Fassiotto received a Faculty Women’s Forum Award for her outstanding work supporting women at Stanford through role modeling, allyship, leadership, and sponsorship.

The American Otological Society (AOS) has awarded the 2022 Award of Merit to Lloyd B. Minor, MD, professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and dean of Stanford School of Medicine.

Drs. Nancy Morioka-Douglas and Rebecca Miller-Kuhlmann were celebrated and honored with 2022 Stanford Health Care Medical Staff Awards.  These awards are for those who exemplify the core values of Stanford Medicine.

Black physicians and alumni of Stanford Medicine discussed their experiences in the medical profession, from serving as role models to feeling isolated.

Dr. Iris Gibbs has been awarded a 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award from the National Medical Fellowships (NMF).

Stanford Medical School presents a parody of "No Scrubs" by TLC, "My Shot" from Hamilton, and "Positions" by Ariana Grande. Produced, directed, and performed by the entering class of 2020.

The Stanford School of Medicine plans to expand clinical research and healthcare access for historically marginalized and underserved populations.

Sedona Murphy and Peter Poullos are being honored and recognized for their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  They will receive the 2022 President’s Awards for Excellence through Diversity.

Anna Gloyn, PhD, Stanford pediatrics professor and winner of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2022 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, shares insights from her research into the genetic causes of diabetes.

This website is a resource for anti-hate education and empowerment. The site includes resources for people who have experienced hate including how to support one another.

Fernando Mendoza, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics; Monica Ruiz, MD, a fellow in pediatric critical care; and medical student Adrian Delgado were honored for their efforts to diversify the medical field and promote health equity.

Stanford researchers have developed a workshop that is being offered across the country to teach clinicians how to better communicate with patients about race to address anti-Black racism in health care and promote health equity.

Learn about our recent immunology graduate, Dr. Moore, and become inspired by her personal journey.

See more diversity related articles in the Stanford Medicine Scope Blog  

2021 - 2022 Innovation Grant Recipients

Becky Blankenburg, Associate Chair of Education and Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Impact of Coaching on Residents’ Sense of Belonging, Inclusion, Wellness, and Professional Identity Formation for Underrepresented and non-Underrepresented in Medicine Residents

Kevin Chi, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Samantha Wang, Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
The 5-Minute Moment for Racial Justice: A Multimedia Digital Platform for Identifying and
Addressing Racism in Medical Decision Making

Ravi Majeti, Professor, Medicine & Tian Zhang, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Improving Intercultural Competencies Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory

Peter Poullos, Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology
Mutual Mentorship Program for Persons with Disability in Medicine

Donna Zulman, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and
Population Health
Presence 5 for Racial Justice – National Virtual Community Advisory Board to Design Online

Staff Announcements

New Director of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Engagement

As the new director, Dr. Judith Ned will provide oversight for all aspects of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) engagement across Stanford Medicine; develop and assess programming to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) for HBCU engagement participants (e.g., faculty, staff, and students); and monitor practices on diversity recruitment and retention to propose new guidelines/practices for DEIB where appropriate. Dr. Ned also works with the Office of Graduate Education (OGE), Biosciences on HBCU and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) related projects and previously served as the Assistant Dean of Medical Degree Admissions for the SoM. As an agent of change, Dr. Ned understands change happens by direct involvement in matters that impact the well-being of society. Her appreciation for and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are products of her life experiences as a student, educator, administrator, community advocate, and citizen of this country.

Associate Director of the Racial Equity to Advance a Community of Health (REACH) Initiative

Meet Kewana Nichols, the inaugural Associate Director of the Racial Equity to Advance a Community of Health (REACH) Initiative.  Operating in tandem with Stanford Medicine’s Commission on Justice and Equity, The REACH Initiative at Stanford Medicine is dedicated to training a new generation of leaders in medicine and science who will actively promote equity and social justice while working to reduce society’s devastating health disparities.  As the new Associate Director, Ms. Nichols will provide leadership and support for REACH’s various programs: Postbaccalaureate Experience in Research, MD/MS Program in Health Equity Research, Scholarly Concentration in Health Equity and Social Justice, Clinical Clerkship in Community Health of the Undeserved, and REACH Bioscience Ph.D. Fellowship. Ms. Nichols will also support REACH’s HBCU Visiting Student and Faculty Exchange Program.  Ms. Nichols is a first-generation UC Davis alumna passionate about DEI.  She most recently served as Co-Chair for the Stanford Pediatrics Advancing Anti-Racism Coalition (SPAARC) Leadership Representation Committee.

Director of Equity and Strategic Programs for Stanford Medicine

Meet Gisell Quihuis, Ph.D., the inaugural Director of Equity and Strategic Programs for Stanford Medicine. As the new director, Dr. Quihuis will provide strategy leadership and support for Stanford Medicine's diversity and inclusion efforts spanning the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children's Health, with a focus on recommendations from the Commission on Justice and Equity. Dr. Quihuis has long served as a champion for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with an emphasis on developing robust training and programming for faculty, staff, and students.  Dr. Quihuis is motivated by her lived experiences as a Stanford alumna and proud first-generation, woman of color born to poor immigrant fieldworkers.