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IU School of Medicine joins TIME’S UP Healthcare initiative

IU School of Medicine • 5/20/19

Indiana University School of Medicine has signed on to support a growing network of heath organizations and institutions striving to create safe, fair and equitable workplaces for their employees and trainees.

IU School of Medicine has added its signature to a list of health care organizations and medical schools that have all pledged their support to TIME’S UP Healthcare. The newest industry affiliate of TIME’S UP, TIME’S UP Healthcare was founded by a group of health professionals representing a wide spectrum of backgrounds including doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and clinical pharmacists.

“As the largest medical school in the United States, Indiana University School of Medicine strives to lead the transformation of health care through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states,” said Jay Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, IU’s executive vice president for university clinical affairs and dean of IU School of Medicine. “The success of this vision demands that we continually work to make our institution as diverse and inclusive as possible. We are pleased to sign on to the TIME’S UP Healthcare initiative, as the goals are fully aligned with our vision and values.”

Support for the effort underscores standards IU School of Medicine is already striving toward, Hess noted, including principles highlighted by TIME’S UP Healthcare:

  • A commitment to preventing sexual harassment and gender inequity, and protecting and aiding those who are targets of harassment and discrimination
  • A belief that every employee should have equitable opportunity, support, and compensation
  • An understanding that because a problem cannot be addressed without knowledge of its scope and impact, a commitment to measuring and tracking sexual harassment and gender-based inequities is needed within the institution

IU School of Medicine joins the following signatory organizations: Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Brigham Health, Brown University, Cleveland Clinic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Drexel University, Institute for Family Health, Maven, Mayo Clinic, NSU Dr. Kiran Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, University of Florida College of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Urban Balance, UW Health, and Yale School of Medicine.