We, the Penn Memory Center (PMC), are committed to developing and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment includes but is not limited to clinical care, employment, training, research, and community engagement.
These values to which we have committed are essential to a just and equitable society, and they also improve our collective work. The unique perspectives that come from a diverse workforce foster more innovation and a broader knowledge base. In research, our goal is to include participants that reflect the City of Philadelphia, and we will work closely with our neighbors in West Philadelphia and partners across the city to meet this goal. We will continue to support and expand training opportunities for students, with a particular emphasis on Black trainees, to combat the existing underrepresentation among clinicians and researchers. We embrace and encourage differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics.
The PMC Community Advisory Board will receive updates on this commitment and progress toward our goals, and their critical feedback will be presented to the full PMC team.
Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
The Penn Memory Center Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity was launched in June 2020 to evaluate PMC clinical care, programs, communications and outreach strategies and to make recommendations for incorporating anti-racist strategies into that work.