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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Faculty

Drexel University College of Medicine faculty Dr. Neil Nandi.

Drexel University College of Medicine employs over 800 faculty members. Through varied career and life experiences, each member of our faculty brings a unique perspective to the world of medicine that enriches the scholarly work of students and their colleagues.

The College of Medicine provides a culture of inclusion that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our people. We encourage faculty members to take advantage of Drexel University's many support groups including:

  • LGBTQA+ Faulty & Professional Staff Network
  • Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association
  • Bienvenidos
  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
  • Veterans
  • Women's Finance

It's our hope that by sharing their experiences, our faculty will serve as role models and mentors to students with similar backgrounds. We've found that supportive relationships between faculty and students can strengthen cultural identity and enhances collaboration with other physicians and researchers from different backgrounds.

For additional professional development and administrative support, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development.

Faculty Spotlight

Ralph J. Riviello, MD, MS, FACEP

Ralph J. Riviello, MD

"Everyone is very dedicated to the job they do, each other, their departments, and the patients and students we serve." Read more from Ralph J. Riviello, MD.


Evan J. Weiner, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FAAEM

Evan J. Weiner, MD

"I enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of the students. It's been very easy to get involved at the medical school level." Read more from Evan J. Weiner, MD.


Rita P. Guevara, MD

Rita P. Guevara, MD

"[Drexel's] culture is one of dedication, inclusion, appreciation of everyone's unique backgrounds and contributions, and an emphasis on the importance of wellness and resilience." Read more from Rita P. Guevara, MD.


Diversity Programs for Faculty

ELAM

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. ELAM's program develops the professional and personal skills required to lead in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women. More than 800 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.

Learn more about ELAM.

LGBT Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone Workshops are opportunities on college campuses for students, staff, faculty, and community members to learn a little more about how sexuality and gender influence our everyday experiences, and often a chance to learn about these topics from individuals within the university community.

Learn more at thesafezoneproject.com.

Faculty Groups

Bienvenidos

Through membership in Bienvenidos, Latino, Latin American, and other employees sharing our interests, will have the opportunity to connect, share experiences and expertise, and promote cultural awareness and professional development. We will carry out our mission through various programs and events, contributing significantly to Drexel University's diversity efforts.

Learn more about Bienvenidos.

Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association

Serves as a united voice to represent the needs of the black community at Drexel University, cultivates an open atmosphere of collaboration, dialogue, and engagement within Drexel University's black community, and encourage professional achievement, scholarship, and research opportunities among black faculty, professional staff and students.

Learn more about the Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Allies + [LGBTQA+] Faculty & Professional Staff Network

The Drexel University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Allies+ Faculty & Professional Staff Network is a visible association of employees who work together to promote the interests of our diverse community. We foster a campus climate that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for all at the University. We recognize the broad range of issues and concerns related to sex, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity and expression. We accomplish this mission through social events, educational initiatives and civic engagement.

Learn more about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Allies + [LGBTQA+] Faculty & Professional Staff Network.

Veterans

The Veterans Colleague Resource Group is comprised of Drexel employees who have served in the armed forces, family members, and any interested person that supports the mission of this group. The members of the CRG will identity challenges and opportunities of the veteran employee to gain self-awareness to increase skill and experience within the University to grow in career development, and to facilitate the mission of Drexel University.

Learn more about Veterans.

Women in Medicine and Science Committee (WIMSC)

The mission of the Women in Medicine and Science Committee (WIMSC) is to support and promote the professional development, career advancement and leadership of women in medicine and science at Drexel University College of Medicine. The WIMSC supports the mission by providing resources in professional career development and leadership skills to all faculty and trainees in medical and scientific disciplines through seminars, networking events and related informative links on this website. The WIMSC is led by a multidisciplinary group of faculty with expertise and interest in faculty development, clinical medicine and research with the goal of aiding in the success of other faculty and trainees at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Learn more about Women in Medicine and Science Committee.

Women's Finance

The mission of the Women's Finance CRG is to provide a safe space for women to share their financial knowledge, research topics of interest, set financial goals, and become financially independent and well informed. The Finance Group assists women, especially women with a limited income, to take charge of their money. Women face challenges as they move through life's transitions, from childhood to adult, from college to career, from single to married, to widowhood or divorce, and into retirement. Women are concerned about the financial well-being of their families as well as themselves. Being knowledgeable about finances helps empower women to become financially independent and savvy, ultimately leading to financial success.

Learn more about Women's Finance.

Fellowship Opportunities for Faculty

The WMC/MCP Phyllis Marciano, MD, WMC '60, Woman in Medicine Award

Dr. Marciano was a noted pediatrician, ardent proponent of women in medicine, and a former Trust Fund trustee. At the time of her death in 2003, she was to have been that year's recipient of the Woman in Medicine Award. The award was presented posthumously and named in her memory. It is given annually to a female physician, scientist, or staff member, preferably at the College of Medicine, to recognize her leadership, teaching of students, care of patients and status as a role model for women in medicine.

Learn more about the scholarship.

The Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship

The Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship is awarded to a young female faculty member to aid in advancing her career. Established in 1978, the Mary DeWitt Pettit Fellowship honors Dr. Pettit, a former chairperson of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, by funding research or other special projects which enable the recipient to acquire the credentials to advance in academic rank.

Learn more about the scholarship.

 
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