School of Medicine diversity statement
We believe that a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff immeasurably enriches our learning environment. It helps us move closer to a future in which our community of health care providers mirrors the diversity of our patients.
We consider a wide range of life experiences as part of diversity, including rural heritage, economic background, sexual orientation, culture and belief systems, and hardships accessing educational opportunities.
We also are committed to increasing diversity among our faculty ranks because creativity and innovation flourish when you bring people together with a wide variety of backgrounds and ideas.
We strive to be an organization diverse in people and ideas.
As a medical school, we have policies and practices in place that support diversity in all our mission areas of teaching, healing and discovery. We engage in systematic recruitment and retention activities and our departments utilize the Diversity Recruitment Manual. We aim to achieve diversity outcomes among our academic community through the use of supported programs and partnerships. We not only seek qualified and diverse applicants for medical school admission, but we also appoint diverse staff in the evaluation of program and partnership outcomes.
School of Medicine Diversity leaders
Leslie Garcia, M.P.A., Ed.D., Associate Dean Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Erik Brodt, M.D., Director, OHSU Northwest Native American Center of Excellence, Assistant Dean for Native American Health
Christopher Evans, M.D., MPH, Co-Chair of OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Affairs Committee
Paul Spellman, Ph.D., Co-Chair of OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Affairs Committee
Alex Domingo, M.D., Assistant Profesor, Department of Family Medicine, UME Diversity Navigator
Sherie Gause, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UME Diversity Navigator
Dekey Lhewa, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UME Diversity Navigator
Anya Solotskaya, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, UME Diversity Navigator