Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Nine honored at Alumni Award of Merit Gala

At the 2023 Alumni Award of Merit Gala, eight distinguished alumni will receive Awards of Merit, the Creative Spirit Award, and the inaugural Penn Alumni Social Impact Award, and Camille Z. Charles will receive the Faculty Award of Merit.

Amanda Mott

Desmond Patton and the science of being human

Penn Integrates Knowledge University professor Desmond Upton Patton discusses his research in social media and violence, finding an interdisciplinary career in social work, communication, data science, and psychiatry, and why his open-mindedness never stops.

Kristina García

In the News

The Washington Post

The growing battle over corporate diversity practices, explained

Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School says that corporate efforts to enhance diversity have faced significant pushback since their onset in the wake of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Huffington Post

Every hospital system needs an LGBTQ health director

Kevin Kline has been appointed medical director for LGBTQ health at Penn Medicine.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine appoints first medical director of LGBTQ health

Kevin Kline speaks about his appointment as Penn Medicine’s first medical director of LGBTQ health and his concerns about politicization of care.


Religion News Service

How a mysterious Indian religious figure united Hindus and Muslims

In an Op-Ed, Murali Balaji of the Annenberg School for Communication says that Shirdi Sai Baba’s influence in shaping Indian spirituality could be instrumental to building bridges between Hindus and Muslims.



Why class diversity can be ‘invisible’ at colleges

Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the socioeconomic diversity of Black students on college campuses.


The Business Journals

Increasing health equity in Alzheimer’s disease research

The University of Pennsylvania is included in a national outreach and recruitment effort for a $46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to assist in the inclusion and health equity of treating Alzheimer’s disease in Black patients.