Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome

Welcome to the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion at SIU. Our office is committed to devising strategies and overseeing initiatives within the School of Medicine that will celebrate our diverse campus populations. We work to assure a mix of students, residents, faculty and staff that mirrors the census demographics for central and southern Illinois.
 
Our overarching responsibility is to help students successfully complete their medical education, while providing support to them, and the diverse residents, faculty and staff who make up our workforce. We strive for an organizational culture that respects individual differences, where persons of various backgrounds can flourish in a harmonious, secure, nurturing environment.

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COMMUNITY AND FAITH IN EQUITABLE CARE SHAKEN

A Response to the death of Earl Moore Jr.

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Dr. Wendi

SIU Medicine and our Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion join the family of Earl Moore, Jr. in their sorrow and extend our deepest condolences.  We are devastated by the collective loss that our community is experiencing once again because of such a tragedy.

2023 Kenniebrew Conference

2023 Annual Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew Lecture & Forum Conference

This year we are expanding the event to include the first annual Kenniebrew conference, dedicated to centering and advancing equity and justice work in medical education and in our communities. This one-day, in-person conference is a wonderful opportunity for physicians, resident physicians, medical students, and medical educators who have interest in presenting in a supportive environment at a regional conference. 

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SIU School of Medicine expands Kenniebrew events

Each February SIU hosts a series of events to honor Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew, the first Black physician in the United States to build and operate a private surgical hospital. The 2023 Kenniebrew Lecture and Forum has expanded to include an all-day medical conference on Friday, February 17.
Dr. Wendi

Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on the death of Earl Moore Jr.

SIU Medicine and our Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion join the family of Earl Moore, Jr. in their sorrow and extend our deepest condolences. We are devastated by the collective loss that our community is experiencing once again because of such a tragedy.

Annual Kenniebrew event expands to conference in 2023

For many years, our school has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew during Black History Month with an award in his honor.