Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award
The recipient of this award is also the inaugural chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. She is the director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Division of Hospital Medicine; the assistant program director for Diversity and Inclusion in the Internal Medicine Residency Program; and one of the assistant deans for Student Affairs in the School of Medicine. Most recently, Dr. del Pino-Jones became the inaugural chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Her dedication to diversifying the health care workforce has been exemplified through her work with college students who are underrepresented in medicine. Specifically, she created and directed several pathway programs that focus on mentorship, advising, coaching, QI, and leadership training for pre-health students. Her article, “Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hospital Medicine,” published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, highlights some of the transformational diversity, equity, and inclusion programming and initiatives at the University of Colorado. This work shows how a strong commitment to, and systematic approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion can change the demographics and culture of the health care workforce, prioritize equity, enrich medical education, sustain research endeavors, and optimize the care we provide for all patients.