Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. Robert DiPaola, Dean, College of Medicine

"The UK College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to creating an environment of diversity, inclusivity, openness, and acceptance is a right for all students, faculty, and staff. Such an environment will best foster education and discovery, with the greatest impact in care to an increasingly diverse local and global community.”

Robert S. DiPaola, MD
Dean, College of Medicine
Vice President for Clinical Academic Affairs

Dr. Renay Scales, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

"Diversity best positions us to be the most effective teachers, learners, and caregivers. While most of us believe that diversity is important, we are also hesitant about specific initiatives, programs, and services that promote the inclusion and retention of underrepresented students and employees. It is imperative that we use resources across the college to obtain these outcomes. To be our best, cultural consciousness has to be infused into our medical school curriculum, research and teaching innovations, and practice."

Renay Scales, PhD
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine