Goals & Programs

MIR’s Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) strives to become a leadership model for diversity and inclusive excellence through progressive hiring practices, policies and cutting-edge research to eliminate disparities in radiology. 

  • 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

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.
  • Supplementing existing diversity training for faculty and staff with a recurring program that includes implicit bias and microaggression training, utilizing both in-house and outside DEI consultants.
  • Town hall listening tours that provide a more intimate space for key MIR groups to share workplace experiences.
  • Close collaboration with other medical departments and DEI leadership of Washington University and the School of Medicine.
  • DEI-focused Grand Rounds and research lecture series.

In 2022, MIR named two faculty and one staff member to serve two-year terms as Equity Champions. The Equity Champion role is a key part of the university’s campus-wide initiative for culture change. Champions receive professional development to support their competency in leading discussions and training around anti-racism culture change and leadership within their department, providing support and leadership in four primary ways:

MIR continues to increase 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.