Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

‘Communities for Childbirth’ in action

President Engagement Prize winner and  fourth-year Seungwon ‘Lucy’ Lee is creating a coordinated referral system of first responders, emergency dispatchers, and systemized hospital networks to improve emergency maternal health care in Uganda.

Kristina García

The Sachs Program announces 2023 grants

Now in its sixth year of supporting creative practice at Penn and in the surrounding community, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation announced grants totaling $170,000 at its annual Sachs Grants Awards ceremony.

Brandon Baker

Extending male contraceptive care to uninsured patients

Penn Medicine urology and Puentes de Salud are working to ensure men have the same patient-care experience as anyone else coming to Penn Medicine, regardless of whether they are documented, have insurance, or speak English.

From Penn Medicine News

A conversation on community with Wharton Women in Business

For Wharton MBA women, WWIB serves as a guide for confident future leaders. Madeline Donoghue, WWIB’s vice president of admissions, and Krishna Shah, WWIB’s co-president, discuss how the group fosters relationships and community.

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In the News

The New York Times

Why some companies are saying ‘diversity and belonging’ instead of ‘diversity and inclusion’

Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School says that “belonging” is a way to help people who aren’t marginalized feel like they’re part of the conversation.



Hospitals would see Medicaid funds slashed if Hill fails to act

Paula Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute says that the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program provides around $19.5 billion in funding to hospitals each year.



Board diversity is slipping: Here’s how to sustain DEI progress

A Penn study finds that some firms elevate women to executive positions faster than men with similar attributes in order to match their competitors.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

New Penn mentorship program focuses on shaping Black doctors

Master’s student Dennis Mashindi of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the Hinkson Holloway program, a collaboration between PSOM and the College of Physicians to mentor young Black men who want to pursue a career in medicine.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Invisible dance exhibit highlights accessibility in art at UPenn

Carolyn Lazard’s “Long Take,” a new immersive art installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, explores themes of accessibility and chronic illness using an unseen dance performance.


Inside Higher Ed

How gross inequalities in institutional wealth distort the higher education ecosystem and shortchange the vast majority of middle- and lower-income undergraduates

Penn is noted for its pledge to contribute $100 million over 10 years to renovate decrepit Philadelphia schools, potentially assisting a more diverse student body.