We’re committed to
- Patients from all backgrounds will receive world class equitable care that considers the motor, cognitive, mental, emotional and social aspects of common and uncommon movement disorders from a wide variety of expert medical providers.
- The interaction with patients in the clinic will drive the research questions being studied in our basic, translational, epidemiological and clinical laboratories leading to advances in the diagnosis, evaluation, and clinical care of patients with movement disorders.
- The integrated clinical and laboratory environment will create educational opportunities for the next generation of learners, including movement disorders fellows, neurology residents, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral candidates, medical students, physical/occupational/speech therapy students, undergraduate students and high school students from diverse backgrounds.
- Partnerships with local, national and international associations and patient advocacy groups will improve patient and caregiver input into the integrated clinical care, research and education in the division.
Washington University School of Medicine’s commitment
Diversity, equity and inclusion have long been core values of the School of Medicine. Over time, we have made much progress. But in recent years, several factors — including events within and beyond our campus, as well as findings from the university’s first Diversity Engagement Survey — have demonstrated that we still have work to do.