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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa is a melting pot of the best neurologists, residents, staff and employees, regardless of color, religion, gender and/or sexual inclination.  We acknowledge, respect, and foster diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is a group of neurology staff members (faculty, residents, nurses, research assistants, administrative staff, technicians) committed to cultivating a welcoming and safe environment for all our employees. 

The DEI committee supports our departmental employees by:

  • Sponsoring events that promote discussion and education about cultural knowledge, bias, racial disparities, and skills for contributing to a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable workspace 
  • Provide a confidential and supportive network for employees who encounter isolation, micro-aggressions, and other experiences that negatively impact their wellbeing 

Upcoming events for 2020 – 2021: 

  • DEI lecture series
  • DEI book club  

Please contact Edgar Samaniego, MD, MS, chair of the DEI committee, for more information.

DEI book club, contact Nicole Kressin, RN, MSN, for more details.

See also: GME's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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