Learn how our department, school and university are working together to incorporate the values of diversity and inclusion into every aspect of our culture to support faculty, students and staff.

Department of Medicine

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS)

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity was founded in July 2016 to expand on the School of Medicine’s efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Department of Medicine. In 2022, the office was renamed Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS) at Department of Medicine to better reflect our core values and encompass all of the ongoing efforts in inclusion, diversity and equity, along with our commitment to allyship and social justice throughout the department.

Since its inception, IDEAS at DOM has continually developed and fostered new programs, initiatives and training opportunities to support and promote individuals of all backgrounds, especially those who have been historically under-represented in all levels of academic medicine.


OUTMed is a forum for LGBTQIA-identified faculty, trainees, employees and allies. The goals of OUTMed are to increase the visibility of the LGBTQIA community at the School of Medicine, create opportunities for mentorship and networking among our LGBTQ community and allies, and provide a forum for discussion of topics pertinent to LGBTQ-related healthcare and research.

To stay up to date on these events and other LGBTQIA-related events and issues on the Washington University School of Medicine campus, please consider joining our listerv. Individuals who sign up to be on the listserv do not have to be on the future public OUTlist.

If you are a resident, fellow, employee or faculty member who would like to contribute ideas or help with planning of our programs please contact Jennifer Mosher, Project Manager for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS) in the Department of Medicine, at mosherj@wustl.edu.

Advancing Women in Academic Medicine

Advancing Women in Academic Medicine (AWAM) works to achieve equitable career advancement for women fellows and faculty in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

School of Medicine

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is led by Sherree Wilson, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Dr. Wilson’s office focuses on important initiatives including:

  • Raising awareness of diversity in the campus community
  • Developing and sharing strategies and educational methods to enhance inclusivity in our organizational culture
  • Supporting efforts to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce
  • Developing and improving the career development paths for underrepresented minorities working at the School of Medicine

Office of Diversity Programs

The mission of the Office of Diversity Programs at Washington University School of Medicine is to enhance the educational environment through recruitment of a culturally diverse academic workforce while preparing a diverse student body to become leaders in a vibrant, global society.

Led by Will Ross, MD, MPH Associate Dean for Diversity, the Office of Diversity Programs provides student with opportunities to volunteer in free clinics in underserved neighborhoods, engage in service to the community and develop an understanding of culturally competent health care.

Office of Diversity Programs Student/Faculty Directory for 2019-2020

Conflict resolution

Led by Karen L. O’Malley, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, the Office of the Ombuds provides faculty with a mechanism for voluntary, informal, neutral, confidential, third-party assistance in resolving School of Medicine and/or work-related issues, concerns or conflicts, through mediation and conciliation.

Washington University in St. Louis

The Provost’s Office is responsible for teaching, learning, scholarship and research across the Danforth Campus. Included within this purview are academic planning, budgeting and facilities. University-wide curricular and co-curricular activities, including undergraduate and graduate education, diversity, internationalization and outreach are important concerns of the Provost.

Additional support

The Academic Women’s Network promotes professional and social interactions among the female academic faculty with the intent to discover and support mutual goals and to assist and mentor female junior faculty and trainees in the pursuit of their goals.