Diversity in Pediatrics Committee


Left to Right: Standing - Brandi Freeman (DIPC Faculty Co-Director), Keren Eyal (PL3 DIPC Co-Leader), Sophia Meharena (DIPC Faculty Co-Director), Shweta Bhatia (PL3 DIPC Co-Leader), Mariana Nino de Guzman Ramirez (PL3 DIPC Co-Leader), Sandra Zoubovsky (PL2 DIPC Co-Leader). Front row - Alex Lalisan (PL2 DIPC Co-Leader), PJ Tran (PL2 DIPC Co-Leader).



Diversity in Pediatrics Committee (DIPC) is a group of pediatric residents, fellows, faculty, staff, and alumni that works to create a more diverse and inclusive environment within our residency program and the hospitals and clinics in which we work. We recognize many forms of diversity including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, religion, education, and socioeconomic status. DIPC is co-chaired by pediatric residents and supported by a faculty director, Dr. Brandi Freeman.

Our mission is to foster a residency program that supports its diverse residents, reflects the patients we care for, understands the way in which systemic inequalities impact our patients and families, and commits to working towards equity and justice through recruitment, education, mentorship, and community engagement.

Who Should Participate?

All residents, fellows, faculty and staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Denver Health are welcome to join DIPC. We encourage you to join if you are underrepresented in medicine, identify with a diverse background, or are interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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