• Diversity and Inclusion

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    We are committed to building a diverse workforce and to fostering an inclusive work environment with the goal of reducing inequities for our patients, staff, and community. Though medicine has made great strides in addressing health inequities, we recognize that there is much more work to do. We are committed to addressing bias, racism, and sexism through critical appraisal of ourselves, our fellowship program, and our institutional practices. We strongly believe that celebrating and embracing our differences is essential to the advancement of science and medicine and critical to providing equitable care for all patients and families.

    Here are several examples of current initiatives that reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion:

    • A focus on the recruitment of diverse fellow trainees, inclusive of and not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In particular, we seek to increase the number of fellows from underrepresented minority groups so that the diversity of our physicians reflects the diversity of the patients that we care for.
    • Promoting and conducting research on the impact of social determinants of health on outcomes for children with cancer and blood disorders.
    • A team-based approach to comprehensive care for patients and families, including attention to their emotional needs, cultural concerns, and potential systemic barriers to care.
    • Revamping our education of trainees and faculty to include topics of diversity and inclusion in healthcare and social determinants of health that will be embedded within our division-wide conferences and retreats.

    For more information about institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives, check out these additional resources:

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    More than 70 years ago, Dr. Sidney Farber refused to accept that childhood cancer was untreatable. His determination led to the development of chemotherapy and the first remissions of childhood leukemia.