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Health Sciences Diversity | Excellence in Health Professions Education

“Diversity at Pitt is essential and it has to be a core value within the University. A great university values openness, creativity and innovation–traits that all benefit from a dynamic and diverse culture.” - Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

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, gender identities and expressions, 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.


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In honor of National Gratitude Month, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services is celebrating and being grateful for the progress that the LGBTQ communities have made in the past year! Please see the following link to thier November Newsletter, as well as this link for a LGBT Resource Guide.




ADA 25

From May 2015 through August 2015, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a series of community-wide events recognizing the landmark law that has transformed lives by removing barriers to civic participation, housing, transportation, employment, arts and recreation, education and more. For the schedule of events, click here.

Yuan Chang

Pitt’s Dr. Yuan Chang Appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board

President Barack Obama recently appointed a physician-scientist in the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, to a national board charged with identifying the most promising cancer research projects nationwide.  Yuan Chang,M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pathology in Pitt’s School of Medicine, has been appointed with four other scientists to serve as members of the National Cancer Advisory Board. Read more here...


America is undergoing an extreme makeover. By 2050, you won’t even recognize her. But rapid diversification is one of the main drivers of our economic success. In recent decades, waves of immigration as well as financial and social mobility have not only changed the face of America but also ushered in a wealth of fresh perspectives, skills and technologies. Click here to read the report.


Katherine SeelmanUniversity 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 policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more>>


Campus Accessibility

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