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Rehabilitation Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Committee

By actively recruiting trainees, fellows, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds, among them race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender, and disability status, we strive to achieve representation of the diverse multifaceted community we serve.

We are committed to cultivating diversity in our trainees, staff and faculty through mentorship, outreach, and recruitment activities, and by fostering the development and interchange of ideas among diverse viewpoints within our classrooms and seminars.

The REDI Committee has a quarterly group meeting, and the co-chairs meet monthly.

REDI History

Debbie Kartin chaired the Diversity Recruitment and Retention council (DRRC) from 2007-2017.

In 2019 the DRRC changed its name to the Rehabilitation Equity Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Council of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to reflect the continually evolving conceptualization of diversity and inclusion

REDI Goals:

  • Advise and support the Department in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student/trainee body.
  • Academic Programs: Outreach activities eg: Health Sciences Recruitment collaborative
    • Holistic admissions policies and processes
  • Assist the Department in the ongoing development of an open and inclusive learning environment.
    • Student & residency program representation on REDI
    • EDI themed annual events
    • Diversity statements on all syllabi
    • Resource for students
  • Identify resources and strategies that support these goals.
    • Seed grants
    • Collaborative efforts with SOM efforts - SHPEP (Summer Health Professions Education Program)
    • Participation in quarterly meeting for departmental diversity leaders organized by Graduate School’s Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity and GO-MAP

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