Equity & Inclusion

The Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC) is a group of faculty, staff,
and trainees who work together to increase diversity in the department and ensure that our workplace is inclusive of all colleagues and patients. Recent EIC work has included arranging Grand Rounds speakers,
organizing community events, and recruiting talented residents, faculty and staff.



Leadership & Purpose

Dr. Irène Mathieu, EIC Director

Unique Community and Clinical Opportunities
  • Home Visit Program, a resident-run monthly clinic for well child and sick visits
  • Global Health Leadership Track, a GME-wide program that includes
    opportunities for rotations in various countries
  • Back-to-school physicals and community fairs at the Boys and Girls Club
  • Volunteer opportunities with the Latino Health Initiative (LHI) and the
    Southwood Community Center
  • Rotations at UVA Pediatrics at Orange, a rural Patient-Centered
    Medical Home
  • Rotations in the International Family Medicine Clinic, which specializes in
    care for immigrants and refugees
  • UVA is a regional leader for Transgender Health
    Services for youth ages 11 to 26, at the Teen and
    Young Adult Health Center
  • Side-by-Side LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group (weekly
    support group for patients at the Teen Health Center)
Conferences & Organizations
Recent highlights
  • Developed a Scholarship for visiting fourth-year medical students focused on increasing diversity in pediatrics.
  • Annual Grand Rounds lectures
    • 2019: “Race, Bias, and Caring for Children” by Dr. Angelique Redus-McCoy and Dr. Irène Mathieu
    • 2020: “Not that long ago: A community discussion about exclusion and discrimination in Charlottesville during the Civil Rights Era and to this day” by Kathy Harris, Rev. Dr. Alvin Edwards, and Dr. Preston Reynolds
  • Creating a list of local resources for faculty, staff, and trainees from diverse backgrounds
  • Quality improvement for Spanish-speaking patients in our clinical spaces
  • Department-wide reflection on the events of August 11-12, 2017
  • Collaboration with the Latino Health Initiative at local community events
  • Participation in the Housestaff Council for Diversity & Inclusion’s Trainee Diversity & Inclusion conference
  • Participation in regional and national SNMA conferences and UVA’s Second Look Weekend for prospective residents


Recent Charlottesville Events
  • OTHERWISE Pride Party, an exhibition exploring LGBTQ+ history and themes at UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art
  •  Charlottesville Pride Fest
  •  UVA Schwartz Center Rounds: “When Words Harm: Teaming Together Against the Effects of Racism”
  •  Reception to Welcome LGBTQ Faculty and Staff hosted by UVA LGBT Committee and Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  •  Cville Sabroso Latino Music and Dance Festival at IX Park
  •  A Night of Black Innovation in Music at Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center