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Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research and education.

Diversity and gender equity, both in our student body and in the workforce, will enable us to develop new and better solutions to the complex problems we face in medicine and healthcare. Weill Cornell Medicine has a wide variety of initiatives that support women, men, the LGBTQ community and individuals from diverse, underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds in science and medicine.


Weill Cornell Medicine Receives Sixth Consecutive HEED Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The award recognizes the institution’s exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion.

National Cancer Institute Grant Targets Cancer Disparities

The $9.8 million, five-year grant awarded to Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University will help combat cancer disparities fueled by persistent poverty.

Cornell Center for Health Equity Launches Racial Allyship Training Course

The Cornell Center for Health Equity launched a racial allyship training course to provide anyone who wants to learn to be a better ally with essential skills and tools they can use in their personal
Views on Diversity
Dr. Kevin Holcomb, Associate Dean for Admissions
Building a physician workforce representative of our population is key to addressing health inequities and saving lives.
Dr. Linnie Golightly, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
We have many activities aimed at building a sense of community at Weill Cornell Medicine. We want everyone here to feel like it is their home.
Dr. Rache Simmons, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
We view diversity as a platform for developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems.
Dr. Nelson Sanchez, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s LGBT Steering Committee
We know that not every doctor is going to be an expert on LGBT healthcare, but we can train everyone to be sensitive to a patient’s needs.