Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is one of the eight strategic domains for UNMC Department of Dermatology. We strive to be a model department in these areas. The University of Nebraska Medical Center's (UNMC) goal is to "advance the programs & culture of UNMC as an exemplary culturally sensitive, diverse & inclusive organization in its mission of transforming lives." UNMC promotes equal educational and employment opportunities in an academic and work environment, free from discrimination and/or harassment.  

Dr. Kristie Hayes serves as the Director of Diversity for the Department of Dermatology and is involved nationally, along with Dr. Wysong, in these efforts. The department has a DEI Committee, led by Dr. Hayes and Karle Olnes as the administrative partner, made up of faculty, residents, students and staff. The department is involved locally and nationally in diversity efforts and selects program leaders who have demonstrated awareness and willingness to engage in equity and inclusion. Our faculty are also involved in national dermatology diversity mentorship and leadership programs through the Women's Dermatologic Society, the American Academy of Dermatology and others.

The UNMC Department of Dermatology has numerous strategies and initiatives to increase recruitment, selection and retention of a diverse workforce. A few things you should know about us:



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