Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CUIMC Division of Rheumatology DEI Committee

The Columbia University Division of Rheumatology recognizes the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the rheumatology workforce. The CUIMC Division of Rheumatology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee was formed with the goal of recognizing and rectifying the need to recruit, train and promote a diverse rheumatology workforce - a mission which was further galvanized during the Summer of 2020.

Our division believes that fostering a diverse environment is imperative to creating a workforce that is responsive to the needs of all patients, promotes the latest advances in research, and is working towards reducing health disparities.

The committee consists of faculty members committed to increasing the diversity of the rheumatology workforce and reducing health disparities through education, clinical care and cutting edge research. Through the collective utilization of the unique talents and perspectives of our committee members, we are dedicated to recruiting and training a fellowship class which reflects the diversity of the community we serve.  We welcome and enthusiastically seek applicants of diverse backgrounds, including racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and gender diversity to our program. Columbia University is committed to fostering the growth of trainees of all races, religions, nationalities, gender identities and sexual orientations.