Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The University of Colorado Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity and equity drive excellence in clinical care, scholarship, and medical education. As a division, we lead and support programs and initiatives that address inequities and injustices in underserved patient populations, as well as inequities within our healthcare workforce. We are dedicated to working with students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds to continuously foster a culture of inclusivity.

It Takes a Village: Harnessing the power and strength of individual members within the DHM, as well as through collaboration and support from the DOM, SOM, local, and national organizations, we have been able to make progress in several key areas of DEI.

Appointing a DEI Director

Amira del Pino-Jones, MDIn 2018, our Division implemented a step-wise approach to critically assessing DEI within our group, which included appointing a Director of DEI to help lead and oversee these efforts. We appointed Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (photo to the right).

Primary charges of the Director of DEI:

  • Research, apply, and promote a broad scope of DEI initiatives and best practices within the DHM, including faculty development, educational programs, and scholarship
  • Work with the Department of Medicine (DOM) Vice Chair of Diversity and Justice and School of Medicine (SOM) Associate Dean of Diversity to develop innovative forums to promote DEI, and improve DEI in the student, house staff, administrative staff, and faculty ranks, i.e. recruitment, retention, promotion, implicit bias training, and career coaching programs
  • Support health disparities research and community engagement

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