Message from Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Dr. Romero-Leggott

"Diversity is an evolving concept that emphasizes inclusion and respect of individuals and groups from different racial, cultural, cognitive, linguistic, ethnic, geographic, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity as a core value seeks to cultivate better outcomes through the use of different collective narratives and histories, heuristics, perspectives, world-views, and belief systems."

The HSC's commitment to addressing health and educational disparities is evidenced by the creation of HSC-wide Office of Diversity (OoD). The OoD is responsible for a full panoply of programs addressing faculty diversity, linguistic and cultural competence, K-20 educational pipeline, research data and analyses, family involvement/community engagement, and leadership on issues of inclusion and equity.

The Vice Chancellor for Diversity (VCD) oversees the HSC Office for Diversity and provides leadership to conceptualize, define, develop, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity, inclusion, and health equity as both an HSC and UNM Health System institutional identity and resource resulting in widespread educational benefits and measurable health and healthcare value.

News and Events

Office for Diversity Launches
Achieving Institutional Mentoring Excellence (A.I.M.E) Faculty of Color Mentorship Pilot Project
The Office for Diversity has initiated a Mentorship Research Pilot Project for HSC faculty. The Achieving Institutional Mentoring Excellence (A.I.M.E) Pilot Project represents the Chancellor’s commitment to enhance the overall institutional capacity for mentoring and to gain the educational, clinical and research benefits that flow from having a diverse workforce. The A.I.M.E. Pilot Project seeks to develop more effective faculty interactions and collaborations among both mentees and mentors by implementing a curriculum featuring psychosocial dimensions of academic life including identity, implicit bias, career decision-making, cross-cultural communication, and other related professional development topics with an emphasis on the promotion and tenure system.

To learn more, visit: Faculty of Color Mentoring Program

Diversity Series 2014

The Diversity Series 2014 is brought to you by the UNM HSC Office of Diversity and the HSC Diversity Mavens to engage the UNM and surrounding communities in meaningful dialogue and critical reflection regarding issues important to a diverse group of people, thinking, and ideas.

Join us for upcoming Diversity Series 2014 to be announced soon.

Faculty of Color Videos
faculty_of_color_videos As many of you know, we have been working for some time on a special project highlighting the stories of many of the faculty of color at UNM HSC. A number of faculty responded to our request to be interviewed for the project and we have been videotaping and editing for several months.

We are delighted with all the interviews and stories and we are certain they will have a tremendous positive impact on students, prospective students, HSC administration, faculty, prospective faculty, staff, residents, community members, post-graduate learners, and others who view them.