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Health Sciences Diversity | Excellence in Health Professions Education

“Learning to work with people from different cultures can be difficult if you never interact with them. Our campus houses students from different backgrounds, which makes it easy to be culturally sensitive.” – Tobi Adeboyejo, School of Nursing, Class of 2009

University of Pittsburgh's Schools of the Health Sciences value the richness diversity achieves.

The Office of Health Sciences Diversity exists to foster an inclusive environment for students, trainees, and faculty within the health professions schools and to increase the number of well-trained professionals who reflect different cultures, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, genders, religious affiliations and sexual orientations.

This site was designed to emphasize the awareness of diversity within the Schools of the Health Sciences and to serve as a resource for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions and cannot find the answers here, please contact us.


A Call to Men

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), with support from FISA Foundation and the Heinz Endowments, invite you to join us for "A Call to Men: A Call to Action", Thursday, September 11, 2014,
9:00 am - 4 pm
Rodef Shalom, 4905
5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Join Tony Porter, internationally known author, activist and lecturer in conversation about healthy, respectful masculinity and men’s role in ending violence against women and girls. His agency “A CALL TO MEN” challenges communities to think differently about the ways we raise boys, including how rigid messages of manhood create pain and isolation and ultimately promote violence. This workshop will focus on how we can do better in supporting healthy individuals and vibrant communities and will highlight local men who are engaged in this work.
Lunch will be provided and there is free parking. There is no cost for the event but registration is required by September 4, 2014. For more information Download the flyer.

US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health - Second United States Conference on African Immigrant Health,

September 19-21, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA.
Doubletree Hotel
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Register Now/Call for Abstracts

News of Pittsburgh Katherine D. Seelman Named by President Obama to National Disability Council

Katherine D. Seelman, Associate Dean of Disability Programs in the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), has been appointed as a member of the National Council on Disability (NCD) by President Barack Obama. Dr. Seelman was part of the staff of the same independent federal agency in its formative period when it helped to enact the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. In the intervening quarter-century, Dr. Seelman has gone from working for the NCD as a public policy research specialist to becoming one of its 15 appointed members who advise presidents, Congress, and policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more>>

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