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University of Louisville School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
323 East Chestnut Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone
(502) 852-5193
Email address
medadm@louisville.edu
School Information
"The University of Louisville School of Medicine is a vibrant institution with a proud heritage as one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in the southeastern United States. The school traces its beginnings to 1833" (Source: https://louisville.edu/medicine/about/history). The University of Louisville School of Medicine has "more than 600 medical students, 275 graduate students, and 1,000 residents" (Source: https://www.facebook.com/uoflmedschool).
General Information
The University of Louisville School of Medicine has engaged in many actions in line with diversity and anti-racism. Namely, the Endowed Excellence Fund for Diversity was established. The school is evaluating its policies and practices to ensure they are parallel to the school's diversity goals and its anti-racist agenda. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • Several department chairs at the University of Louisville School of Medicine established the Endowed Excellence Fund for Diversity in order to combat systemic racism and racial inequality with a “goal of $1 million targetted to bolster UofL’s Cardinal Anti-Racist Agenda.”
  • In an effort to honor the memory of Breonna Taylor, “the UofL Health Board of Directors is creating a nursing scholarship in the name of Breonna Taylor.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The Cardinal Anti-Racism Agenda pledges to “take a stand against the systemic racism that continues to impact all of us, particularly our Black students, faculty and staff, and other stakeholders of color and from historically marginalized groups.”
  • The Office of Community Engagement and Diversity at UofL School of Medicine “is responsible for facilitating and coordinating collaborative scholarly engagement and diversity activities within the School of Medicine.”
  • The Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the university seeks to encourage and foster an environment of inclusiveness and equity and to “ensure their policies and practices are more equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist.”
  • John Chenault, a long-time UofL faculty member joined the School of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) as an associate professor and director of anti-racism initiatives where he “will support anti-racism in medical student education and lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives guided by the School of Medicine UME Anti-Racism Task Force.”
  • The School of Medicine at the UofL received the Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2019 for the Top Colleges for Diversity.
Last updated November 21st, 2022
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