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Collaboration, integrity, respect, and excellence are shared values of our institution and are the core of what it means to be a UAB community member. And a key foundation at UAB is diversity, equity, and inclusion. At UAB, everybody counts every day. UAB is committed to fostering a diverse, respectful, and inclusive campus environment that values all community members regardless of background and embraces individual differences. UAB values and cultivates equity, diversity, and inclusion in our research, learning, clinical, and work environments. Our students, faculty, and staff add diversity to our community through life experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints that are enriching for the learning and work environment and are reflective of the students and communities we serve. Because UAB serves a diverse population, ODEI, along with our UAB Heersink School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine initiatives, aims to create an inclusive environment for all UAB faculty, staff, students, and patients through education, training, and awareness programs.

About the Department's Diversity Committee

During the summer of 2020, we formed a department-wide diversity committee, and in doing so, we pledge to stand against racism and discrimination and to uphold a culture that is both diversified and inclusive.

Members of the committee self-selected from among our faculty, residency program, and staff. Central to each initiative that they tackle is the desire to increase opportunities within the department for groups that are considered underrepresented in medicine.

If you would like to be added to the departmental DEI Council meetings, please contact Brittany Massie.