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Diversity & Inclusion

As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to Meliora­ – ever better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability.

The Department of Medicine is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse research workforce furthers the translational research mission and empowers organizations to ask and answer the broadest, most innovative research questions. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome and will assist us in continuously improving our diversity initiatives.


Office of Equity and Inclusion

Our office closely works and shares resources with the University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion to cultivate a culture of inclusive excellence at both our School of Medicine and Dentistry and overall Medical Center.


Association of Minority Residents and Fellows

More diverse workforces enjoy greater productivity and better outcomes. We offer mentoring, training and other resources to recruit and retain employees and students who are underrepresented in research.