Diversity & Inclusion

Department of Neurology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2023 Highlights

Read our 2023 Neurology Diversity newsletter to learn about our many events and initiatives including SUMMA, WIN, SNAP, Women in Medicine Month, Youth Neuroscience Forum, Neuroscience Journal Club and more!

33rd Annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference

SUMMA is excited to announce registration is now open for the 2024 SUMMA Conference!! We look forward to having you join us for the day to hear and meet inspiring speakers, participate in interactive workshops led by experts from around the nation and Stanford faculty and students, meet Stanford medical students, and interact with exhibitors from around the nation.

Department of Neurology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- 2022 Highlights

In this newsletter, we hope to review the many facets of how diversity and inclusion are actively being promoted throughout the culture and mission of our Department of Neurology. We encourage participation and engagement by all!

Neurology Diversity Committee

Our Neurology Diversity Committee had their first meeting of 2022! We continue to expand our efforts in diversity and inclusion, and we’re excited for what’s to come in the New Year.

Neurology Diversity Newsletter

In this newsletter, we hope to review the many facets of how diversity and inclusion are actively being promoted throughout the culture and mission of our Department of Neurology. We encourage participation and engagement by all!

Department of Neurology: Updates on Diversity and Inclusion

Neurology's latest updates to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department through leadership development, curriculum efforts, and clinical care.

Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) Faculty Fellow Program Award

Congratulations, Lucia Rivera Lara, MD for receiving the Hispanic Center of Excellence Grant sponsored by Office of Diversity in Medical Education. This award is intended to help advance the careers of faculty from underrepresented backgrounds as well as those with academic research in health disparities. In addition to funding, faculty have the opportunity to participate in leadership development opportunities through the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Dr. Lara will be supported to work on educational scholarship in the creation of a health care advocacy curriculum for our Neurology residency program.

First Diversity Week at Stanford Medicine tackles tough topics in medical education, health care

Stanford Medicine community members remotely attended a weeklong series of talks, panels and workshops on reducing disparities and improving diversity in health care and medical education.

What to Do About Racism in Medicine? These Diversity Leaders in Neurology Chart a Course with Faculty

Following the murder of George Floyd in May and the rise of the nationwide movement Black Lives Matter, neurologists in academic medical centers have doubled down on initiatives around anti-racism—from developing more inclusive curricula to building out programs that encourage earlier recruitment of diverse students in medicine and neurology

Stanford postdoc helps create Black in Neuro Week

Brielle Ferguson, PhD, a co-president of the Stanford Black Postdoc Association and a current postdoc in the Huguenard Lab in Neurology, has helped to organize a social media project called Black in Neuro Week to amplify contributions from Black scientists to neuroscience, neurology and related fields.

These 5 numbers tell you everything you need to know about racial disparities in health care

Dean Lloyd Minor discusses how racial inequities have a lasting impact on our health. He outlines three priorities for academic medical centers to bring about change and recognize the importance of social determinants of health.


Advice for LGBTQ+ medical school applicants

Tips from a gay Stanford MD/PhD program applicant on what to look for and ask about when applying to medical schools.

Healthcare Equality Index

Stanford Health Care has been named a LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader by Human Rights Campaign. This honor recognizes our commitment to both LGBTQ patients and employees.  

Advancing diversity and inclusion at Stanford

One of our most important university-wide goals is to promote diversity and inclusion. We want to ensure that diversity of thought, experience and approach is represented in all aspects of our education and research mission and that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, beliefs, abilities and identities is thriving on our campus.

Today we are taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to this goal: the publication of the Provost’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion and the launch of the IDEAL dashboard.

Visible and valued: Stanford Medicine’s first-ever LGBTQ+ Forum

About 350 people attended the afternoon, on-campus event, which included LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies and colleagues from the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health. Guests were treated to giveaways and delicious food. As much as the gender and sexual minorities at the event were there to be part of a chosen family, their allies and colleagues had chosen to be part of that same family, too.

Diversity center for med school opens in Lane Library

The Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, or CORE, provides a space where any member of the Stanford Medicine community interested in issues of inclusion and diversity can hold meetings or just hang out and study.