Welcome Message from Vice Dean Murrain


The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion welcomes you!  

We believe that Inclusive Excellence is the foundation to achieving our goal of institutional success.  Cultural humility, respect, advocacy and empowerment are the pillars upon which Inclusive Excellence rests.    

Established to lead the College’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, we collaborate with all constituents in the college to create a comprehensive network of initiatives that foster a climate of inclusion to reap the benefits of diversity.  We support the active recruitment, training, and retention of a medical workforce that is prepared to meet the academic, research, and clinical care needs of diverse communities in Arizona and beyond.  ODEI seeks to engage all students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff in creating a robust, innovative academic environment.  ODEI collaborates with administrative units throughout the College of Medicine – Tucson, including Admissions, Student Affairs, Medical Student Education, Graduate Medical Education, and Faculty Affairs as well as multiple affinity groups to meet the needs of our constituents and build the pipeline into health related careers. 

Whether you are a visitor, alumni, prospective or current student, resident/fellow, faculty or staff, we invite you to take a closer look at our institution.  You will find a group committed to enhancing the climate to produce professionals who are prepared to address the healthcare needs of our community through patient care and research.

Victoria E. Murrain, D.O.

Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, FCM
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson