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Pediatrics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

It is the mission of the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine to promote diversity, equity and inclusion among students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite in advancing innovation and excellence in education, research and patient-centered care. We embrace the spectrum of human diversity that is inclusive but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability and socioeconomic status. We affirm the essential dignity and value of every individual, their rights to safety and health and their ability to act on these rights in an environment free of intolerance, violence and discrimination. We strive to foster and maintain an anti-racist culture within our institution. The Department of Pediatrics must uphold these rights and create an environment where individuals can thrive.

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Diversity Throughout the Health Care System

Diversity, equity and inclusion is being addressed throughout all the systems involved with the Department of Pediatrics.

Office of Diversity Affairs at IU School of Medicine

Gender Health at Riley Children's Health

Vision

Promote diversity, equity and inclusion to foster a community reflective of the patients we serve.

Core Values

Education
Education that fosters cultural consciousness, humility and anti-racist stance to demonstrate the crucial need for diversity, equity and inclusion to support, retain and recruit diversity in residents, faculty and staff

Mentorship
Mentorship that creates an avenue for support, collaboration and opportunity for all individuals

Service
Service that promotes a culture of acceptance, inclusion, mutual trust and respect by addressing social determinants of health and the root causes of social injustice to advocate for health equity and decrease health disparities

Scholarship
Scholarship that promotes education, innovation, research and publication to recruit, retain and help to excel a diverse population of care providers and better care for our diverse patient population

Annual Intern Welcome Reception

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosts an annual intern welcome reception. During this event, we set a standard for advocacy in terms of social justice and anti-racism.

Pillars of Diversity

Representational Diversity

IU School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics strive to recruit, retain and promote talented trainees, faculty and staff from various backgrounds because we understand a diverse community is vital to our success and that of our patients.

State of the Faculty Report

List of Affinity Groups

Inclusive Environment

IU School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics are committed to establishing an organizational culture in which differences—including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and other physical abilities and qualities—are present, highly valued and where all people are inspired, supported and encouraged to fully participate in the rich environment of this academic institution.

Second Look Program for Underrepresented in Medicine Residency and Fellowship Recruitment

Programs

Cultural Humility

IU School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics offer cultural humility training to all learners, physicians, scientists, staff and educators to ensure each individual has the knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow them to work effectively with patients and their families, as well as with other members of the medical community. Culturally competent, patient-centered care is the foundation of providing excellent health care, eliminating health disparities and contributing to innovative breakthroughs in science.

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Implementing Conversations to Advance Racial Equity (ICARE)

LGBTQ Conference

Women in Medicine

Elaine Cox, MD: Women in Medicine Trailblazer Shares Her Career Journey

Elaine Cox, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Riley Children’s Health at IU Health and professor of clinical pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, has dedicated her career to advancing care in the areas of HIV, infections related to cardiovascular surgery, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. Cox’s wisdom, persistence and passion have guided her throughout her journey.

Jordan Lapsley  |  Mar 15, 2021

Upcoming Diversity Events

16 Jun

Jun 16 4:00pm

Summer Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
“Myths and Realities: The Prevailing and Multiple Forms of Asian Exclusion in Academic Medicine”

Zoom

17 Jun

Jun 17 7:00pm - 8:00pm

“Medicine, Gender and the Carceral State” Speaker Series
This is a 3-part speaker series hosted by the Correctional Medicine Student Outreach Project. 

Online - Zoom

30 Jun

Jun 30 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Hannah Locke, MD, MSC, MAE, on Barriers to Gender Affirming Care: Why it Matters and How We Can Help
Learn how to help transgender patients receive the care they deserve.

Online - Zoom

14 Jul

Jul 14 4:00pm

Summer Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
“Medical Professionalism: From Ethos to PDSA to Culture Enhancement”

Committee Leadership

If you have any questions or wish to get involved, please contact us:
21418-Klitzman, Melissa

Melissa D. Klitzman, MD

Committee Co-Chair

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20711-Clements, Patrick

Patrick W. Clements, MD

Committee Co-Chair

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Administrative assistant within Pediatrics, Reilly Wilson

Reilly Wilson

Committee Administrative Support

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Committee Members

42160-Almeda, Marco

Marco S. Almeda, MD

Pediatrics, PGY 3
Creighton University School of Medicine

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8920-Baker, Richelle

Richelle M. Baker, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Naomi Boone, MSW, LSW

Social Worker

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19172-Byrne, Bobbi

Bobbi J. Byrne, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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15157-Christenson, John

John C. Christenson, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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20711-Clements, Patrick

Patrick W. Clements, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Jessica Darling

Jessica Darling

Senior Fellowship Coordinator

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26759-Enane, Leslie

Leslie A. Enane, MD, BA, MSc

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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42532-Enujioke, Sharon

Sharon C. Enujioke, MD

Adolescent Medicine Fellow

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27341-Funches, Levi

Levi Funches, MD, BA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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42157-Geiger, Alex

Alex M. Geiger, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
University of Arizona College of Medicine

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Pediatric residency program coordinator Josih Hostetler

Josih Hostetler

Program Coordinator, Pediatric Residency Program

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26923-Huynh, Brittany

Brittany M. Huynh, MD, MPH

Pediatrics, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

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595-Jackson, Stephanie

Stephanie Jackson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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22819-Jafri, Fatima

Fatima W. Jafri, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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27211-Kamal, Zahra

Zahra Kamal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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21418-Klitzman, Melissa

Melissa D. Klitzman, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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52324-LaMotte, Julia

Julia E. LaMotte, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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19619-Lehmann, Amalia

Amalia S. Lehmann, MD

Pediatrics, PGY 4
Indiana University School of Medicine

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14624-Nabhan, Zeina

Zeina M. Nabhan, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

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44081-Lopez Perez, Nicole

Nicole A. Lopez Perez, MD

Pediatrics, PGY 2
American University of Antigua

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9102-O'Neill, Meagan

Meagan B. O'Neill, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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3066-Ott, Mary

Mary A. Ott, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

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18522-Peterson, Rachel

Rachel J. Peterson, MD, BA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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38221-Raynal, Eric

Eric A. Raynal, MD

Pediatrics, PGY 4
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

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10518-Rushton, Jerry

Jerry L. Rushton, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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16927-Shriner, Andrew

Andrew R. Shriner, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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2015-Sturm, Lynne

Lynne A. Sturm, PhD, HSPP

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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15690-Tori, Alvaro

Alvaro J. Tori, MD

Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs

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21114-Wilson, Shawn

Shawn Wilson, PhD

Academic Specialist: Director of Faculty Development

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9221-Zee-Cheng, Janine

Janine E. Zee-Cheng, MD, BS

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Land Acknowledgment

IUPUI acknowledges our location on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Miami, Potawatomi and Shawnee people. We honor the heritage of Native peoples, what they teach us about the stewardship of the earth and their continuing efforts today to protect the planet. Founded in 1969, IUPUI stands on the historic homelands of Native peoples and, more recently, that of a vibrant Black community, also displaced. As the present stewards of the land, we honor them all as we live, work and study at IUPUI.

IUPUI Land Acknowlegment