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We believe that to pursue excellence in medicine fully, we must create a diverse and inclusive place for our team members and our students. To foster that environment, our office—led by Dr. Mona Fouad—works in concert with the Heersink School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Anupam Agarwal, the Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the individual departments within the Heersink School of Medicine.


Our mission is to pursue excellence in medicine at UAB by cultivating an equitable environment that accepts and affirms all—in the areas of education, research, and patient care.


We aim to be a national leader for fostering a collaborative environment that welcomes and celebrates all people.

Goals and Objectives

We aspire to:

  • Build an institution free from discrimination of any kind
  • Create excellence by cultivating diversity
  • Enhance the recruitment, career development, and retention of students, trainees, and faculty from underrepresented populations
  • Promote education that improves health equity for all