Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, January 16-23

Our Commitment

The Department of Medical Imaging celebrates our University’s greatest asset of diversity and champions an inclusive climate. We understand that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advance innovation, critical thinking and complex problem solving. We proudly collaborate with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Core Committee

  • Hina Arif-Tiwari, MD, Chair
  • Tammie Anderson
  • Janet Black
  • Chris Brunson, MD
  • Tyson Chadaz, MD
  • Alan Chiang, MD
  • Dallin Christensen, DO
  • Michelle Faull
  • Jennifer Fischahs
  • Aubrey Frazzitta, MD
  • Dorothy Gilbertson, MD
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Laura Lee, MD
  • Andrew Karellas, PhD
  • Terry Matsunaga, PhD
  • David Supeck, MD
  • Maria Telles, PhD

In Our Own Words

"Educating and practicing inclusion and equity consciousness will help us strive toward cultural and gender equity helping us take another step forward."

- Maria Telles, PhD


"It is very important to us to create/facilitate a safe environment where everyone can feel welcomed, heard, and understood while combining and encouraging diverse perspectives and experiences to ameliorate our work, educational, patient, and social experiences." - Tyson Chadaz, MD

“Health care and medical training knows no boundaries.  It should be available equally to all, regardless of background, belief or orientation."   - Alan Chiang, MD

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month

New! Diversity in Medicine - Medical Student Scholarship (for Visiting Students)

Medical Imaging, in conjunction with the College of Medicine-Tucson and Banner, recenrtly offered a scholarship for out of state 4th-year Under Represented in Medicine (URiM) medical students interested in our general radiology elective. The scholarship has been awarded for the 2021-22 season. Future opportunities will be posted soon. 

Online Resources

Campus Resources

  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion engages with campus partners and students in support of the institutional goal to make diversity and inclusiveness a habit that is implemented and practiced by everyone consistency throughout the University.

  • The Office of Institutional Equity supports all students, faculty and staff by upholding our institution’s  Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and responding to reports  of discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence,  relationship violence, gender discrimination, and stalking. This office is your best first stop for any questions or concerns related to discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

  • Human Resources Consulting and Employee Advising work with supervisors and employees, respectively, to foster a positive and effective workplace for all. They are excellent resources for workplace concerns that are not related to protected category status as set forth in the Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy. 

  • The Bias Education and Support Team (BEST) is a resource for all members of the University community who believe they have experienced or been made aware of a bias-related incident that would not constitute a violation of the Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy, but for which they would like to seek support  and/or facilitate educational opportunities for themselves or others.

  • The Disability Resource Center leads the University in a progressive and proactive approach to campus accessibility. Its goal is to ensure that disabled employees, students, and visitors have a similar, if not identical, experience to that of their non-disabled counterparts.


Other DMI Committees

The DMI Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee proudly collaborates with the College of Medicine - Tucson Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion