Equity and Inclusion in ID Fellowship Programs
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. Our academic community benefits from the perspectives of a diverse group of trainees and faculty, and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.
Fellow Arianne Morrison, MD, describes her experience as a trainee.
“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
We are committed to the values and principles expressed by the UNC School of Medicine’s “Statement on Equity and Inclusion.