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Since the start of my role as Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Pediatrics, we have seen multiple life changing events occur, including the  COVID-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd. Lurie Children’s is dedicated to becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We serve children from all walks of life, including different racial and ethnic backgrounds, from all over the world, so we need health care providers of the like. This institution is working actively to improve the care and experience of all children that we serve through anti-racist policies and education, such as implicit bias training.”

Valeria C. Cohran, MD, MS
Associate Chair, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Feinberg asserts that racism is a public health crisis.

We declare that racism will not be tolerated at Feinberg. Find resources, statements and other tools for our medical school community members.

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