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University of Washington Department of Pediatrics Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee


The University of Washington Department of Pediatrics JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee is committed to championing equity in all forms (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, disability, age, religion, and history of immigration/displacement) for the faculty and staff of our department.  Additionally, we are committed to advancing anti-racist actions and policies within our department and for the communities that we serve.  We acknowledge that structures of racism, inequity, bias, and privilege exist within our department, and we commit to the investigation and disruption of these. 

Strategic Aims

  1. COMMUNITY BUILDING: Building a community of support and inclusive environment for diverse and underrepresented faculty members and staff in the UW Department of Pediatrics
  2. TRAINING & SYSTEMIC CHANGE: Promoting equity and antiracism through training and systemic change including the development and support of policies, curricular, and educational initiatives.
  3. RECRUITMENT & RETAINMENT: Prioritizing recruitment and retention of underrepresented and diverse faculty members.
  4. MENTORSHIP:  Promoting mentorship and sponsorship of medical trainees, particularly those from underrepresented or other minoritized identities.


The following list of resources are continuously updated and are available to faculty in the UW Department of Pediatrics. These should be reviewed during faculty recruitment and at annual review meetings.


UW Department of Pediatrics

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Research Institute