Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We welcome you to the department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PMI DEI). The PMI DEI office serves as a resource for education, engagement and awareness to our staff, students, trainees and faculty.

We aim to organize efforts that enhance the recruitment, empowerment and retention of employees from different background, cultures, races and capabilities. Our endeavors are in alignment with those of Vanderbilt University Medical Center office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion in our commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive department for all members of our vibrant community.


Our Mission:

Persistent, and intentional in maintaining a respectful, diverse, equitable, and collaborative environment.

Motivated, and empowered by education and training.

Inclusivity, of all people, backgrounds and cultures.

Our Vision:

We commit to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace where each individual may thrive regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran's status, disability, or age.

By fostering values of diversity, equity and inclusion we strive for excellence in carrying out our shared goals of maintaining scientific advancement and excellent patient care.


Contact us at PMIDEI@vumc.org.