Over the last several years, academic pediatrics has made a concerted effort to address diversity and inclusion, certainly accelerated by the heightened national discourse and activism in the wake of the May 2020 murder of George Floyd. The Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Society (APS), and the Society for Pediatric Research, the partner organizations that comprise the Pediatric Academic Societies, have taken notable steps in promoting diverse and inclusive environments as part of strategic commitments to address equity and health equity broadly.2–5 

In this issue of Pediatrics, Omoruyi et al detail the trends of pediatric faculty underrepresented in medicine (URiM) over the last 2 decades. Despite overall growth in URiM pediatric faculty at all academic ranks, these increases have notably failed to keep pace with the rapidly diversifying population of children <18 years old in the United...

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