American Rhinologic Society

American Rhinologic Society Statement Regarding Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Officer: Troy Woodard, MD FARS

In January 2020, the ARS Board and Committee Chairs convened for our first strategic planning retreat in several years. At that meeting, there was unanimous agreement that the ARS needed to update its Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement and appoint a leader and a committee to address Diversity and Inclusion for the ARS. Troy Woodard, MD, agreed to become our inaugural Diversity Officer as well as Chair of our new Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Current committee membership includes Jean Eloy MD, Jivianne Lee MD, Jose Mattos MD, Erin O’Brien MD, Kenneth Rodriguez MD, Zach Soler MD, and Danielle Warner MD. The committee will study and implement plans to increase the diversity and inclusion of the ARS and its activities. They also welcome input from ARS Members.

Since its inception, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee has created a new Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement for the Society:

The American Rhinologic Society (ARS) is committed to diversity and inclusion within the membership of our society.

In order to fulfill our mission of promoting excellence in patient care, research, and education in rhinology and skull base disorders, we are committed to respecting, promoting, and valuing the contributions of members regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, race, disability status, economic circumstances, religion or sexual orientation.

We will actively work to improve the inclusion and participation of diverse members at all levels including in committees and leadership and in educational offerings and research support.

The ARS will advance culturally competent patient care and research and the role of diversity in the ARS membership to further these efforts.

The Benefits of Membership

Membership in the American Rhinologic Society provides critical support that strengthens its ability to speak out on behalf of you, and all those practicing rhinology. The ARS promotes excellence in clinical care, investigation and education in the fields of Rhinology and Sinusology. 

The ARS is dedicated to providing communication and fellowship to its members through ongoing continuing medical education, economic and social programs.

Your membership in the ARS places you in a highly respected professional organization that has a significant and far-reaching impact on the subspecialty of Rhinology. The ARS is dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical care, investigation, education, and patient advocacy in the field of rhinology.

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Support ARS Research

From the strength of our recent Scientific Programs at both the Spring and Fall meetings, it is easy to see that research is at the heart of the future of our specialty. Each year, the ARS awards resident and new investigator grants in rhinology as a participating society of the AAO-HNSF CORE Grant program. Many of these small grants have served to support the early development of some of our brightest minds and future leaders of our specialty.

Members and friends of the American Rhinologic Society have the opprtunity to make a direct donation to the ARS in support of research. Past grants have been largely supported by donations from industry, but in the ever-changing financial landscape of medicine, it is up to us to ensure the strength and vitality of our specialty.

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