The future of medicine and healthcare as a place for diverse human resources UTokyo D&I Actions and Messages
― UTokyo D&I Campaign 2022 ―
The University of Tokyo has launched a campaign aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion on campus, and making the university a place where people from diverse backgrounds can thrive. The initiative, called UTokyo D&I Campaign 2022, started in March 2022. Here, we introduce plans and actions related to D&I initiatives from members of the UTokyo community, including deans and directors of various UTokyo organizations.
Actions and Messages
The future of medicine and healthcare as a place for diverse human resources
Shigeo OKABE, Dean, Graduate School of Medicine
The solution to the complex problems that arise from the intersection of the various social characteristics of people, on the one hand, and the diversity of the human organism, on the other, has become one of the major challenges of modern medicine. The respect for diversity is an important activity in the Graduate School of Medicine, and we have promoted D&I and shared awareness through the establishment of the International Research Center for Medical Education, the Committee for Gender Equality, the Resting Rooms for Women, and the Center for Diversity in Medical Education and Research. In particular, the Center for Diversity in Medical Education and Research was launched in April 2021 and has begun activities aimed at supporting students with disabilities and promoting diversity in the medical workforce.
In line with the UTokyo Compass policy, the Graduate School of Medicine will continue to contribute to the future of medicine and healthcare by raising awareness and educating its members about D&I, further developing a comfortable working environment, and realizing the participation of people with diverse backgrounds in the medical and healthcare fields.