EDI committee

Orjuela  EDI CommitteeAM


University of Colorado Neurology Residency Diversity, Equityand Inclusion Committee



  • The Department of Neurology prioritizes fostering an inclusive environment for students, trainees, and faculty from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • We recognize that improving diversity not only enriches our experiences, it improves the quality of patient care
  • We provide to care of an incredibly diverse patient population; nearly 1/3 of Denver’s population is of Hispanic or Latino Origin and 10% of population identifies as Black or African American
  • The DAWN clinic– a student-run free health clinic for the underserved in the Aurora community
  • FirstUP - The mission of First Up is to promote the wellbeing and achievement of first-generation students at CUSOM. We seek to foster a community of students with shared experiences and a passion for healthcare. This becomes the basis for mutual support and creates a sense of belonging within the School of Medicine
  • Additionally, the many faculty in the Department of Neurology participate in Health Disparities Research and community outreach and engagement within their Divisions.