Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, reflected in our Guiding Principles. We value differences among individuals across multiple dimensions including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion and socioeconomic status. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better able we are to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need. In service to our mission, we pledge to promote these values in the work we do and to reflect on our progress regularly.
The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program gave me the confidence that I could do it....
SMDEP has prepared me to do great things... like helping to reverse the oral health crisis.
Robert Atkins, PhD, RN
The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program gave me the resources and support to intensify my work as a researcher...
Cheryl Chun, MA, MS
I want to do more than just care for my patients. I want to create a better health care delivery system for my community.
Wanda Montalvo, RN, MSN, ANP
The Executive Nurse Fellows program is the best professional gift of my career...
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
The Clinical Scholars program encourages us to think "outside the box"....
Janet Phoenix, MD, MPH
My RWJF Health Policy Fellowship as an adviser to a senior legislator on the Senate Finance Committee broadened my knowledge base.
Becoming a doctor - from dream to destination, thanks to SMDEP.