Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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Dean's Messages

Rache M. Simmons, M.D.
"We view diversity as a platform for developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems."
Rache M. Simmons, M.D.
Rache M. Simmons, M.D.
  • Associate Dean of Faculty Diversity
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Anne K. and Edwin C. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology

Here at Weill Cornell Medicine, it is our mission to foster an atmosphere in which individual characteristics are respected, and where both differences and similarities are valued, in order to create a collaborative working and learning environment. We view diversity as a platform for developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems, advancing cutting edge biomedical research, and designing and implementing innovative teaching modalities in medical education. We view diversity in the broadest sense - including differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, ability, religious practice, socioeconomic class, citizenship, life experience, and other important aspects of human life.

Linnie Golightly
"We strive to ensure an inclusive community where our many distinct voices can be expressed and heard, a community in which all can thrive in the pursuit of educational, clinical and scientific medical excellence."
Linnie Golightly
Linnie M. Golightly, M.D.
  • Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology

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