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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

The University of Colorado’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine is committed to honoring the diverse experiences and unique perspectives of all of our patients, faculty and staff. The Division aims to respect, value and advocate for each individual.

DEI News

Division Hosts AGA Visiting Professor in DEI

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has received an American Gastroenterological Association's Visiting Professor in DEI Award. OApril 22, 2024, we look forward to hosting Dr. Pascale M. White, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Medical Director of the Gastroenterology Clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. White's academic interests reside primarily in the area of health equity. As a Gastroenterologist, her research focuses on disparities in colorectal cancer screenings and the resulting higher rates of late detection in minority communities. At Cornell, she is keen to examine the role private enterprise can play in the equity of health outcomes with a particular interest in creating incentives that also serve the greater good. She is a co-founder of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists, whose mission is to promote health equity in Black communities.

Click here to learn more about the AGA's Equity Project.

Increasing Access to Colonoscopies for Underserved Patients in Aurora

One of the major drivers of disparities in colorectal cancer screening has been access to colonoscopies. In 2023, leaders within UCHealth and members of the GI Division met to address the needs of the uninsured and underinsured patients in Aurora and implemented a new pathway for these patients to access discounted colonoscopies via the Hospital Discounted Care Program. Since inception, this program has provided more than 100 patients access to potentially lifesaving colonoscopies.
Click here to learn more about Hospital Discounted Care.

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