Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine’s mission is to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to our patients.
  • Advance the science and practice of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine through innovative basic, translational, and clinical research.
  • Educate students, trainees, and practitioners to become leaders in rehabilitation medicine.
  • Support faculty, students, trainees and staff in their clinical practice and academic activities by providing an environment conducive to lifelong learning.
  • Provide a supportive work environment that promotes personal and professional growth, safety and well-being.
  • Build a bias-free and diverse community and work to eliminate structural barriers that perpetuate inequities.
  • Advocate for equity and inclusion for people of all backgrounds and identities, including a special focus on people with disabilities.
  • Support the missions of Columbia University, the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine DEI committee is to cultivate a culture of inclusive excellence.  To be a department where diversity and inclusion are an inextricable part of transformational change for patients, students, faculty, staff, and the community.