President’s Message on Diversity

A commitment to diversity is fundamental to UT Southwestern Medical Center’s commitment to excellence.

UT Southwestern serves a highly diverse community in Dallas and North Texas, and we seek to have our campus community reflect that diversity. We welcome faculty, students, staff, patients, and visitors, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability. In promoting diversity and equal opportunity—and ensuring non-discrimination—we enhance UT Southwestern as an educational institution, as a medical center serving the health care needs of a diverse population, and as an employer.

We believe that delivering excellence in patient care, doing breakthrough research that leads to advances in the prevention and cure of disease, and educating physicians, scientists, and health care professionals for the future requires engaging the breadth of talent and experience found throughout our society.

As President of UT Southwestern, I believe that promoting diversity is a moral imperative for our institution. In addition to being the right thing to do, it is a catalyst for innovation in fulfilling our mission, and it is essential for achieving UT Southwestern’s full potential as a leading academic medical center. I urge all members of the UT Southwestern community to embrace and enhance our commitment to diversity, as we work together to accomplish our commitment to excellence in our missions of patient care, research, and education.

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
President, UT Southwestern Medical Center