Dean's Message

An environment of diversity, inclusivity, openness, and acceptance is a right for all students, faculty, and staff.  Such an environment will best foster education and discovery, with the greatest impact in care to an increasingly diverse local and global community. As stated in our University of Kentucky strategic plan, we are committed to “Enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our University community through recruitment, promotion, and retention of an increasingly diverse population of faculty, administrators, staff, and students, and by implementing initiatives that provide rich diversity-related experiences for all to help ensure their success in an interconnected world.”

At the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, we are firmly committed to enriching the experience for all students, faculty, and staff by actively and collaboratively exploring and adopting these initiatives to expand both the diversity and inclusivity of our campus community.

Robert S. DiPaola, MD
Dean, College of Medicine
Vice President for Clinical Academic Affairs
University of Kentucky