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The UNC Division of Infectious Diseases is committed to promoting equity and inclusion throughout our division and training programs. We welcome diversity among our faculty and trainees, including but not limited to, diversity in gender, race and ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and physical ability. Infectious diseases affect people from all backgrounds and the education provided in our training programs underscore the principles of respect for all persons and the importance of addressing health disparities in order to improve health outcomes for the patients we serve. We promote an environment of inclusion and support within all UNC ID Training Programs, understanding that our academic community benefits from the perspectives of a diverse group of trainees and faculty. We adhere to principles of diversity and inclusion throughout the recruitment and interview process and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from groups that are underrepresented in medicine.

Fellow Arianne Morrison, MD, describes her experience as a trainee.

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Arianne Morrison, MD

“During my time at UNC I have had the opportunity for mentorship from many of our amazing faculty. Dr. Ada Adimora has allowed me to be an observer of the HPTN Women at Risk scientific working group which is a national group of researchers committed to HIV prevention for women in the US. Participation in this group has fostered invaluable relationships for my future academic career and stimulated my own research interest in improving PrEP implementation for women of color. In addition, Dr. Becky White, Dr. Michelle Floris-Moore and Dr. Christopher Hurt always have their door open for me to provide career guidance and with their encouragement I am finishing up my master’s degree in clinical research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and plan to apply for a research career development award.”  – Arianne Morrison, MD

The UNC School of Medicine and UNC Medical Center are committed to improving the health of all North Carolinians and strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that enhances the learning environment and the clinical care that we provide to our patients. The School of Medicine seeks to create a culture of belonging where its students, trainees, faculty, and staff can thrive regardless of their race, ethnicity, creed, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, culture, socio-economic status, age, political ideology, national origin, or veteran status. The Office of Inclusive Excellence at UNC School of Medicine (Policy Contact: Stephanie H. Brown, PhD, 446 MacNider Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599; Phone 919-843-3100) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School of Medicine’s non-discrimination policies.

Learn more about the Division of Infectious Disease’s Stance on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Learn more about the School of Medicine and UNC Medical Center’s statements and initiative to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.