|About||The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) works to increase diversity in the health sciences to promote health for all people in Arizona and beyond.|
"ODI has a mission of increasing the diversity of the health sciences workforce, increasing the knowledge and sensitivity related to social and cultural factors that influence health and healthcare, and to foster a climate of inclusion where all members of UAHS and our partnering communities contribute to our larger goal of increasing excellence and solving health disparities.
ODI hosts a variety of new and experienced programs in support of our mission, they represent a resource to our UAHS students, faculty, staff, community partners, and those who aspire to join UAHS in any capacity.
Additionally, ODI helps support diversity efforts led by the colleges and programs at UAHS and its primary partners, including faculty recruitment and promotion programs, learning support services, wellness and counseling, aspiring health professions student preparation, and community outreach.
Two Centers of Excellence have been elevated to the UAHS level, including the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, and the Center of Excellence for Native Health. Both of these centers have a focus of promoting research, education, and service in direct support of the needs of our partnering communities."
-Francisco Moreno, MD, Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion