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At UACOM-T, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion holds a pivotal role in creating a climate where diversity is recognized as a primary ingredient in the mastery of innovation and excellence in patient care.

Celia Valenzuela, MD

Interim Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Medicine – Tucson


Spotlight on Diversity

Individual Profiles

Dr Irving Kron, Senior Associate Vice President of UA Health Sciences

I am from an underprivileged background despite my appearance. I get economic issues and how they affect ones education.

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Irving Kron, MD

Allie Min, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track) Assistant Dean, Faculty Development

I am a first generation Korean - my parents immigrated from Korea to provide more opportunities for their family. As a woman in academic medicine leadership, I believe I have the perspective of a new leader navigating my career, dealing with imposter syndrome and insecurites.

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Ricardo Ayala, Medical Student

I am very proud to be a first-generation American who is maximizing the resources, opportunities and freedoms that this great nation offers. I proudly represent Mexican-Americans as an under-represented minority in the healthcare field. Lastly, I bring the perspective of a former salesman, a husband, a father and the attitude that all dreams can be achieved if willing to work hard for it without ever giving up.

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Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to your department?

The Department serves a very diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.  Many Physiology and Medical Science majors are first in the family college attendees. 

Working with diverse and underserved populations has been a key tenet of our residency program since the early 1970s. In the past decade, we have refined our understanding of diversity and inclusion and continue to grow in this understanding and our actions to live out this core value.

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ANAMS Student Video Project: Pass The Stethoscope!

In honor of Native American Heritage Month (November 2020), our office worked with COMT students, faculty and residents from ANAMS (Association of Native American Medical Students) to complete a video project on #passthestethoscope.