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Office of Institutional Diversity

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) is charged with directing and monitoring all programs that fulfill M. D. Anderson’s commitment to diversity.

"Diversity at M. D. Anderson is not just important, it's essential…We are a diverse group of people with differing beliefs, backgrounds and skills. We must work together. But we also are compartmentalized, dispersed and come to work with all kinds of values, expectations and points-of-view. Our personal views of the world can be so different. These are the 'many lenses' that we need, as we combine our talents to achieve the one vision we share - the elimination of cancer."

~ John Mendelsohn, M.D., President

OID is charged with initiating and directing cultural change, with a focus on:

  • Representing the population that we serve
  • Becoming the employer of choice in the Texas Medical Center
  • Eradicating cancer and its associated illnesses in all populations

"The commitment we have to have to diversity is the commitment that we’re going to go into every neighborhood, every population center and get rid of cancer, and what that’s going to require is a customized approach to each and every group."

~ Harry Gibbs, M.D., Vice President
Office of Institutional Diversity

OID's goals include, but are not limited to, an improvement in the organization’s ability to attract, develop and retain an outstanding diverse workforce, with the term “diversity” defined in its broadest and most inclusive sense, integrating the diversity strategy with other change initiatives and linking diversity to the institution’s business and strategic plan.

Diversity News and Updates

News, videos, publications and announcements about the Office of Institutional Diversity and diversity issues across the institution.

Diversity News


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