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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.

Victoria E. Murrain, D.O.
Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Medicine – Tucson

 

Spotlight on Diversity


Individual Profiles


Raquel Givens, Accreditation Director

The elements of diversity that I represent are Women of Color, Latinas, and Mexican-Americans. These identites afford me perspectives that represent those of our larger Tucson community that include prospective student, faculty and staff.

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Anita Koshy, MD

In my department, being a basic scientist influences how I think about patient and clinical studies and data. I have been well-trained/mentored in those aspects and I am a reasonable communicator.

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Violet Perez Siwik, MD

I grew up in a large Hispanic family who faced socioeconomic, educational and health disparities. From these barriers I have gained strength in advocating for others in similar situations and ensuring that I emphasize a si se puede perspective to those who face obstacles of feeling less than or onliness.

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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.


Upcoming ODEI Events (***check listings for DEI hour eligibility***)

Sorry, no events scheduled at this time.

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.