The CHOP Research Institute is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive biomedical research workforce both on our campus and in the greater scientific community. This commitment is exemplified by our many efforts surrounding pipeline programs that support diverse scholars, our focus on diversity health initiatives, and outreach to the diverse community that we serve in Philadelphia and beyond. Diversity is celebrated throughout the institution, and employee resources are in place to foster an inclusive environment.

CHOP is committed to creating a workforce reflective of our diverse patient population, as well as the communities we serve.

To achieve and maintain a diverse workforce, we:

  • Recruit the best and brightest candidates from diverse backgrounds
  • Partner with organizations to identify and develop a pipeline of diverse talent
  • Develop, promote, retain and engage diverse talent
  • Manage the inclusion of employee contribution regardless of position, title, or dimension of diversity

Definition of Diversity

Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from the differences of culture and circumstance of our employees, patients and families. Such differences include race, ethnicity, genetic makeup, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geographic region, styles and any dimension that differentiates one person from another.

Definition of Inclusion

Inclusion refers to the culture wherein all of our employees, patients and families feel valued, understood, and welcomed. We will have an inclusive environment when all of our employees are fully engaged and able to contribute to their fullest potential to achieve organizational success. We provide the best care and attention to all of our patients and families regardless of their cultural, linguistic, dietary, spiritual needs and socio-economic status.