Medicine and science are noble endeavors intended for the common good, but both have a history of racist acts, beliefs and behaviors. That past cannot — must not — be the future.
We must be anti-racist, which means we must use every available opportunity to proactively remove the barriers that keep certain racial and ethnic groups from going to medical and graduate school, securing faculty positions and succeeding in their careers. Faculty are now undergoing racial sensitivity/anti-bias training, which the White House has recently moved to ban.
UC San Diego Health Sciences encompasses our health system, School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. We track our performance in student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion — and know where we are making progress and where we need to improve.
Over the past several years, we’ve been