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Diverse teams tend to be more innovative. By embracing and celebrating our differences, we can continue to make breakthroughs that will improve the lives of children around the world. Some of our initiatives and activities supporting these goals include:

Stakeholders gather to align goals and prioritize driver activities to develop an institution-wide strategy for recruiting and retaining diverse faculty.

Stakeholders gather to align goals and prioritize driver activities to develop an institution-wide strategy for recruiting and retaining diverse faculty.

While the number of CHOP faculty from underrepresented groups has increased in recent years, this growth hasn't kept pace with the overall growth of our faculty. In addition, while women make up the majority of CHOP’s faculty, they are underrepresented in the most senior positions. To address this, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of CHOP Research Institute Susan Furth, MD, PhD, and Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP Joseph W. St. Geme III are working with a group of leaders from across CHOP to develop an enterprise-level strategy – focused on pathway development, recruitment, and retention – for increasing diversity at all levels of our research and clinical faculty. This work is important to us because we know that having a diverse faculty enriches research and patient care and leads to better patient outcomes.

Employee Resource Group (login required) members provide each other with an enhanced sense of belonging through mentoring, volunteerism, and community involvement.

Immigration Community Ambassadors (login required) have gone through a visa and/or permanent residency process with CHOP and can serve as a resource and sound board.

Clinical Affinity Groups (login required), comprised of three physician-led affinity groups, are committed to creating a diverse physician workforce that affords the best and most culturally competent care to the patients and families of CHOP.

  • Multicultural Physicians' Alliance
  • Alliance of Minority Physicians
  • Providers of Pride

Postdoc Communities

The Research Institute provides support for successful navigation of our postdocs and their transition to the next career stage.