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Department of Pathology & Immunology

Pathology & Immunology: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors

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If you have questions or would like to get involved with the our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and activities, contact our ambassadors below. 

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Arthur W. Bracey, M.D.

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Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Ambassador

Sridevi Devaraj, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, FRSC

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Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Ambassador

Ashley Holloman, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Ambassador

Christine Garcia Roth, M.D., MMM

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Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Ambassador

Roy Sillitoe, Ph.D.

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Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Ambassador

Neda Zarrin-Khameh, M.D., MPH

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Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Ambassador

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DEI Events and Activities

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Feb. 6, 2023, Dr. Matthew Krasowski will speak at the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pathology & Immunology Grand Rounds. The focus of his lecture will be on how pathologists and medical directors can build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive diagnostic systems. 

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pillars

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Healthcare Initiatives: We strive for diversity in the recruitment of clinicians and healthcare providers in our department. Our patient population is diverse and reflects the diversity observed in Houston, which is the most ethnically diverse city in the United States. We also have major clinical expansion in Women’s Health, which complements our research mission.

Education Initiatives: Our trainees are diverse. We have National Institutes of Health supported training grants and other National Institutes of Health programs that emphasize training of our diverse undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, clinical fellows, and post-doctoral fellows.

Research Initiatives: Over the last 30 years, our department has had major research programs in Women’s Health and Men’s Health that are supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the last year, four of our faculty members have been awarded independent National Institutes of Health grants that are focused on endometriosis, a major disorder that causes pain and infertility in women of childbearing age.

Community Initiatives: The overall goals of our National Institutes of Health grant (P20 CA221729) is to enlarge the pipeline for underrepresented trainees to establish careers in cancer research by increasing student opportunities to conduct high-quality, innovative cancer drug discovery/development research at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. We have implemented new curricula and lectures designed to educate trainees and the community about cancer research and cancer health disparities.