The Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Brigham Health

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) aims to enhance workforce diversity by providing career advancement and professional development opportunities and through promoting increased recruitment and retention among all diverse faculty, trainees and staff.  CDI’s mission is to promote a vibrant, diverse and inclusive professional community where every person thrives. 

We offer several programs and support a variety of employee resource groups.

We are currently focused on:

  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Diversity & Inclusion Dialogues and Trainings
  • Career Development Roundtables/Lectures/Luncheons
  • Leadership Programs
  • Formal Personal Consultations
  • Mentoring
  • Reflection Rounds
  • Guidance and Facilitation with Academic Promotions
  • Advisory Committees
  • Community Building (Receptions, Social Events)

Employee Resource Groups

The Association of Multicultural Member of Partners (AMMP) whose mission is commitment to the advancement, retention, recruitment, and development of multicultural professionals into leadership roles at all levels and areas of the Partners organization.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) & Allies whose mission is to create a welcoming and affirming environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees, patients, families and friends.

The Young Professionals (YP) whose mission is to improve the recruitment, retention and engagement of "young" of earl-career professionals.

For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at BWHCDI@partners.org 

Programs and Events

BWH STARS PROGRAM

The Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program is a distinguished summer research opportunity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for underrepresented minority (URM) college and first-year medical students with a strong interest in pursuing advanced careers as research scientists, physicians and/or health care professionals. The program recruits students from around the US into an eight-week mentored summer program. The students participate in intensive hands-on training in research methods and practice directly in the labs of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School’s leading researchers.

Visit the STARS Program for more information. 

Four Directions Summer Research Program

The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is a unique summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. The program recruits students from around the US into an eight-week mentored summer program. Students engage in a basic science or translational research project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School Faculty Mentor, culminating in a final project presentation. Additional activities include Clinical Shadowing, Career Development Seminars and weekly Circle Ups. Upon completion of the program, students leave BWH and HMS with new skills, experiences and knowledge that can be used to empower themselves, their communities and future generations of Native peoples from all Four Directions. 

To apply learn more or apply, visit the FDSRP Program

Additional Resources

Diversity & Inclusion in the Department of Nursing

Diversity & Inclusion at Partners HealthCare

 

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