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Community Building for Diversity & Inclusion Student Diversity Initiative

Student Diversity Initiative

The Student Diversity Initiative (SDI) is a student-driven task force that addresses issues of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency for medical students at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

SDI members are students who have united to create a community of people from all backgrounds who accept, value, and celebrate what diversity can do for NYU Grossman School of Medicine's community. Through recruitment, mentoring, fundraising, and forums to openly discuss issues of diversity and inclusion, this group provides opportunities for all students to grow and learn from their differences and connect through their similarities.

SDI Student Leadership

The following students serve as SDI student leaders.

Loren Collado
Third-Year MD/PhD student

Samantha (Sami) Lux
Sixth-Year MD/PhD student

Gayatri (Marie) Schur
Third-Year MD/PhD student

Douglas (Doug) Shea
Second-Year MD/PhD student

Jairo Triana
Fourth-Year MD student

Nina Uzoigwe
Second-Year MD/PhD student

Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or disability, there is a place at NYU Grossman School of Medicine for every person. For more information, contact SDI at