At IU School of Medicine, the commitment to diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, age, geography of origin and residence, sexual orientation, disability, work style and other aspects of human attributes and behaviors. IU School of Medicine offers focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with the three foundational pillars: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence.

“When we improve representational diversity so learners and patients see providers that look like them when we create an inclusive environment where everyone feels supported and prepared for success, when we become more culturally competent and practice cultural humility so that what differentiates us does not have to divide us and when we use our actions and voices when we see any form of discrimination, then IU School of Medicine enacts its core value of diversity in a way that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our faculty, staff, learners and the patients we serve.”

Alvaro Tori, MD, associate dean of diversity affairs for IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity

Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FAPDD) is committed to fostering a vibrant, diverse community where each faculty member has the optimal capability to make meaningful contributions to their career goals and the mission of IU School of Medicine.


Diverse Images Statement

FAPDD strives to use images of diverse faculty, learners and staff to demonstrate the overall goal of diversity at IU School of Medicine. The use of diverse images is not a claim of the current diverse makeup of the faculty, learners and staff, and instead represents the value of the diversity IU School of Medicine strives to uphold.


Our Team

Alvaro Tori

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs