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DIVERSITY AT RVU

Diversity is one of RVU’s Core Values and students continually strive to become more socially conscious physicians in a world made up of diverse populations.

“In today’s society—which is more divided than ever before—it is crucial to…showcase our diversity. When we understand each other’s differences and perspectives, we can move towards tolerance and inclusion.” Gurpreet Kaur, OMS III

DIVERSITY EVENTS AT RVU

DIVERSITY NEWS AT RVU

Presidential Message | Reflections on Recent Events

March 27, 2021

Presidential Message | Reflections on Recent Events [March 24, 2021] Dear RVU Family, In the wake of the recent events occurring in our nation, I thought it important and healing to share a few thoughts and concerns… What happened in Atlanta, what happened in Boulder, what happens all too often in cities and towns across the US, is an affront to our humanity. These acts of violence occur when we don’t see other people as people but see them as the Other. We need to recognize, to honor, to cherish, to instill, to celebrate the inherent humanity in every other […]

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Letter from the Dean | Reflections on Violence in Our Society

March 22, 2021

Letter from the Dean: Reflections on Violence in Our Society [March 19, 2021 – Parker, CO] Dear RVUCOM community, Violence happens in our world every day. Hate crimes that are motivated by ethnicity, race, gender, or sexuality happen all too frequently and they are not talked about nearly enough, not dealt with nearly enough, not prosecuted, not aired, not discussed, and not examined nearly enough. The purpose of a hate crime is to inflict larger damage, to increase the blast radius and damage beyond the explosion or gunshot itself. It is about violence, but not just about physical violence – […]

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Black History Month Newsletter

March 1, 2021

Black History Month Newsletter | February 2021 Pioneers of Science, Medicine, and the Arts Contributions by Adrian Clark, Diversity and Inclusion Officer For Black History Month, RVU spotlighted several Black American men and women who made significant contributions to the fields of science, medicine, and the arts. These pioneers include Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, who performed the first open heart surgery in 1893; Katherine Johnson, mathematical genius who mapped the trajectory of the first American manned flight into space; Vivien Thomas, who developed a procedure used to treat blue baby syndrome; and Berry Gordy Jr., founder of the iconic Motown […]

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