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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

A strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a fundamental value of the University, UPMC, and our department and is critical to achieving personal, professional, and organizational success. Our EDI Committee, leaders, faculty, and staff are all champions of these efforts.  

As part of our mission, we are committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Specifically, our EDI Committee aims to actively enhance the EDI of our faculty, staff, and students through innovative and evidence-based methods of recruitment, career development, retention, and advancement.




To process and promote fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while striving to identify and eliminate barriers Any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. The broadest possible view of diversity, including seen and unseen qualities A state of being valued, respected, and supported

EDI Framework is our strategy to grow and sustain a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable working and learning environment that improves our department, faculty, and staff, and others whom we serve. The Framework’s five pillars are: 

  • Recruitment
  • Professional advancement and retention
  • EDI communication and education
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Health disparity/inequity education and research
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News and Stories

Our department regularly features diversity and inclusion events, stories, and news. Our News & Stories page features the full archive of our department's EDI news.

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University of Pittsburgh and UPMC both offers various resources on equity, diversity, and inclusion - including training modules, provider designations, individual learning, and much more.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

We are deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We stand united in our mission to preserve an environment that is free from discrimination, where every individual is respected, valued, and afforded equal opportunities.

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Anti-Racism Statement

We acknowledge that racism, in all its forms, is a deeply rooted and systemic problem that affects individuals and communities. We are committed to actively opposing and eradicating racism in all of its manifestations.

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Committee Members

Our committee members come from all walks of life and stages in their careers. They include faculty, physicians, CRNAs, and trainees. View the full list of current committee members and reach out to Dr. Kimberly Cantees if you're interested in joining.