"I was pleased to form the Office of Health Sciences Diversity to provide leadership to our schools, divisions, and departments in the recruitment and retention of a diverse community of students, faculty, and trainees. We are committed to providing an environment where diversity of background, thought, and approach are acknowledged, valued and honored."
Arthur S. Levine, MD
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
Whether in the academy, laboratory, or clinic, diversity is a driver of progress. The United States stands a better chance of ameliorating health disparities and advancing health care delivery when individuals of varying backgrounds and perspectives work on these issues.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Schools of the Health Sciences examined our efforts to diversify our faculty, student body, and pool of research fellows. While we realized progress has been made, we acknowledged there is still ground to cover in order to train a diverse cadre of clinicians and researchers to address our country’s health care needs.