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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accord with the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion, we are deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, drawing inspiration from the core values upheld by our esteemed University and UPMC. 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.

Our commitment to these principles is unwavering:

  1. Equal Opportunity: We believe in providing equal opportunities to all, irrespective of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected under the law.
  2. Respect and Inclusion: We recognize the incredible strength and diversity that each member of our community brings. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and support for all, where every voice is heard and valued.
  3. Non-Discrimination: Discrimination, in any form, has no place within our department. We stand firmly against discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination based on race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other personal attribute.
  4. LGBTQ+ Affirming Providers: We are proud to have LGBTQ+ affirming providers in our department who are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to all members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our aim is to ensure that LGBTQ+ individuals receive medical care that respects and affirms their identities.
  5. Accessibility: We are committed to providing accessible resources and services that accommodate the needs of every individual, including those with disabilities.
  6. Accountability: We take a strong stance on accountability. Any incidents of discrimination or harassment will be addressed promptly and appropriately. We encourage individuals to report such incidents, and we assure that these reports will be treated confidentially and seriously.
  7. Resources and Education: We are committed to providing access to the wealth of resources available through the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC to promote understanding, empathy, and inclusivity among our community members. We encourage individuals to explore the extensive educational materials, programs, and support systems provided by both institutions to further their awareness and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

By embracing these principles, we aim to build an inclusive and diverse department where everyone can thrive and where discrimination and bias are eradicated.

We invite each member of our community, including faculty, staff, students, and patients, to join us in this critical journey. Together, we will cultivate a department that celebrates diversity, values inclusion, and firmly rejects discrimination in all forms.