The Office of Diversity, Equity and Justice (DEJ) promotes equity for all members of MIR by fostering a community that embraces and reflects diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as a stimulus for innovation and problem solving, local community outreach, excellence in education, research and scholarship, and equity and justice in patient care.
Our aim is for MIR to become a model for diversity and inclusive excellence through progressive hiring practices, policies and cutting-edge research on health disparities relating to radiological health care.
- Recruit, develop and retain diverse trainees, faculty and staff
Create a diverse, supportive work environment
Provide a culturally competent and inclusive patient healthcare experience
Enhance accountability, collaboration and efficacy through strategic use of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data in planning and assessment
Programs & Initiatives
We understand that fostering an inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, trainees and patients requires proactive, thoughtful work. MIR is deeply committed to continuing existing efforts and implementing new initiatives that include:
- Building a robust committee and subcommittees focused on short and long-term DEI goals
Grand rounds featuring leaders in DEI
- Mentoring of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) junior faculty
Expansion of diverse trainee recruitment through second-look visits, summer programs for URiM students and outreach to multiple medical student associations
Supplementing existing diversity training for faculty and staff with a recurring, in-depth program that includes implicit bias and microaggression training
Increased DEI signage displayed in MIR offices and facilities
Close collaboration with other medical departments and DEI leadership of Washington University and the School of Medicine
Recognition for excellence in DEI
Townhall listening tours, providing a more intimate space for key MIR groups such as residents, junior faculty or staff to share workplace experiences
Increased community outreach, including facilitating oncological screenings for underserved St. Louis communities and engaging URiM STEM university and K-12 students to increase interest in radiology as a career
Gloria J. Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, MD
Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Justice
The Executive Diversity Committee (EDC) is comprised of faculty, trainees and staff volunteers committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice within MIR and for those we serve. Members develop policy, participate in strategic planning and organize events to create and nurture a welcoming, inclusive environment within the department. There are also several subcommittees with specific tasks. In addition, the EDC collaborates with the School of Medicine’s leadership on key issues in an effort to expand diversity at the school and increase outreach to the local St. Louis community.
The EDC is led by Gloria J. Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, MD, director of MIR’s
Office of Diversity, Equity and Justice. She is an assistant professor of
radiology, co-director of the Advanced Neuroimaging Service, and a
clinical neuroradiologist with a research interest in multiparametric
advanced diffusion imaging techniques for the evaluation of brain and head and neck tumors. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University, returned home to earn her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed a radiology residency at West Virginia University. In addition, she completed a master’s degree in radiology at the Universidad de Granada in Spain and a Master of Public Health from the University of Arizona. No stranger to MIR, she completed two fellowships here from 2014 to 2016 — one in neuroradiology and one as a neuroradiology research fellow.