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Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD)

Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD)
Division of Diversity Affairs (DDA)

Vision: The IUSM family, where diversity is an everyday reality!

Vision Statement: To establish an organizational culture in which differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and other physical abilities and qualities are not merely present, but where cultural identity is highly valued and barriers to full organizational participation in the environment are removed.

Core Values
  • IUSM benefits from a systemic integration and emphasis on diversity across the fabric of the institution.
  • Affirming diversity is an essential element in accomplishing the research, teaching, and service missions of the School of Medicine.
  • Affirming diversity is critical in providing culturally competent healthcare.
  • A diverse physician workforce is essential to meet the needs of the rapidly changing demographics of today’s environment.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Division of Diversity Affairs (DDA) through an emphasis on inclusion, diversity and respect, will enhance the cultural competence of the medical school community. It will foster the accomplishment of its tripartite mission through diversity programming in the areas of recruitment, retention and community service.

In keeping with IUSM’s pursuit of excellence in the fulfillment of our mission, the Division of Diversity Affairs, within the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD), will encourage, enable, and empower all members of the IUSM community to positively contribute to and benefit from a diverse learning environment.

The Division of Diversity Affairs will:

  • Be a diversified entity providing a multiple-component, inter-related program of pre-professional advising, undergraduate, graduate and faculty recruitment and development.
  • Provide academic retention initiatives for currently enrolled underrepresented medical and graduate students.
  • Support and enhance the academic, educational, social, and cultural interests of the diverse faculty and student constituency at Indiana University School of Medicine.
  • Provide a safe and inviting environment for the IUSM constituency.
  • Be an advocate for multicultural perspectives.

Contact information: Telephone: (317) 274-1939

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