Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The mission of the Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine DEI committee is to enhance a culture of inclusive excellence. We are committed to a bias-free and diverse community of scientists, clinicians, educators, students, and staff.  We strive to improve access and support individuals with both visible and invisible disabilities. We collaborate to promote anti-racist practices and institutional approaches that support equity and inclusion and eliminate structural barriers to meaningful change.


The vision of the Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine DEI committee is to cultivate a culture of inclusive excellence.  To be a department where diversity and inclusion are an inextricable part of transformational change for patients, students, faculty, staff, and the community.


  • Provide the highest quality care to all patients
  • Advance the science and practice of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine through research
  • Educate students, trainees, and practitioners to become leaders in rehabilitation medicine
  • Support faculty, students, trainees, and staff in their clinical practice and academic activities
  • Provide a supportive work environment that promotes personal and professional growth, safety, and well-being
  • Build a bias-free and diverse community and eliminate structural barriers that perpetuate inequities
  • Advocate for equity and inclusion for people of all backgrounds and identities, including a focus on people with disabilities
  • Support the missions of Columbia University, the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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