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Department of Medicine names diversity, equity leaders

Jesus Jimenez, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Fellows and Postdoctoral trainees in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Jimenez grew up in southern California and completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He joined the Medical Scientist Training Program and received his MD and PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He then joined the Physician Scientist Training Program at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where he completed internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship, cardio-oncology fellowship, and post-doctoral training. In 2021, he joined the faculty as an Instructor in Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division. His research focuses on immunological mechanisms that underlie cardiac injury from cancer immunotherapies in an effort to develop innovative and preventive treatments. During his time at Washington University, Dr. Jimenez has actively participated in recruitment efforts of underrepresented minorities for medical school, residency, fellowship, and post-doctoral training. He is passionate and dedicated to supporting diversity and health equity initiatives, and to creating an inclusive climate for all trainees.

 

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