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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Medicine unequivocally stands in support of ending systemic racism and we are committed to being an anti-racist community.

We are fully committed to combating racism, as well as improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do — and so we remain be committed to: 

  • Using research, clinical care, and education to fight back against structural racism and injustice that leads to persistent violence and health and economic disparities.
  • Being aware of the injustice and inequality that we encounter, and addressing it with all our power.
  • You, members of our Department. Reach out when you need us, as we remain committed to being stronger together.

We understand solidarity statements must be reinforced by demonstrable action within our community. We ask you to join us as we continue this important work.

Alison Moore, MD, MPH
Vice Chair for Justice, Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Executive Committee Members

  • Farah Sheikh, PhD
  • Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH
  • Michele Fraser
  • Margaret Rattanachane
  • Kathe Reisgies
  • Ian Quiza
  • DJ Gaines, MD
  • Joachim Ix, MD

We invite you to join us! 

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

We are excited to share with you opportunities to honor Latinx Heritage Month, nationally known as Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 28. During this time, we honor and reflect on the traditions and experiences of the Latinx community and their contributions. We hope you take the moment to read this announcement to meet some of our esteemed department members.

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Transgender Health Care Symposium

The UC San Diego Transgender Health Care Symposium will provide a comprehensive review of different aspects of gender-affirming medical care. This course will feature sessions on gender-sensitive cultural awareness, behavioral health care, primary care, and medical and surgical gender-affirming interventions.


Five new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion e-courses

Now available through UC Learning


J.E.D.I. Listserv

J.E.D.I. stands for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion! Stay connected and get the latest announcements.

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