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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Featured article

Wendi Wills El-Amin’s journey to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

“I'm a third-generation healer. My father is a physician; my grandmother delivered babies. It's part of my path and I want to honor this legacy.”

Equity Spotlight

Housed within the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the mission of AWIMS is to provide a supportive forum to promote honest discussion and positive change in the realms of gender equity, career advancement, work-life balance, and community service, and to champion professional development and promotion of women in medicine and science. 

Alliance for Women in Science (AWIMS)

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Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Series

Registration is now open for the AWIMS Leadership Development Series (all virtual), featuring five esteemed SIU leaders who will share leadership lessons through the lens of advocacy. Topics &
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SIU Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science Executive Leadership Program

The Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science (AWIMS) will launch a longitudinal executive leadership program for mid to late-career (10 years or more of practice in your area and/or at the associate
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SIU Forum to Discuss Racial Inequalities, Impacts on Health Care

Understanding the effects of racism and other inequities within the health care system is the focus of a lecture and forum on February 9 and 10 in Springfield. Dr. Joia Adele Crear-Perry, founder and