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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Collaboration, integrity, respect and excellence are shared values of our institution, and are at the core of what it means to be a UAB community member. A key foundation at UAB is diversity, equity, and inclusion. At UAB, everybody counts every day. UAB is committed to fostering a diverse, resepctful, 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 Heersink School of Medicine initiatives, aims to create an inclusive environment for all UAB faculty, staff, students, and patients through education, training, and awareness programs.