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At the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, We believe that INCLUSION fosters innovation, creativity and a sense of belonging—reflecting differing of ideas, beliefs, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds—leading to biomedical discovery and scientific advancement. Diversity is an essential component of inclusive excellence.

We are dedicated and committed to building a vibrant, inclusive and diverse academic community by implementing and developing programs to recruit, retain and promote diverse students, trainees (residents and fellows), faculty, staff and senior administrative staff.

Diversity and Professional Development

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is developing a national network of mentors and mentees from all biomedical disciplines relevant to the NIH mission to provide mentorship, professional development, mentor/mentee training, networking and resources to individuals from the undergraduate to early career faculty levels. NRMN’s initiatives include a web-based mentor networking platform, in-person conferences and online training sessions, grantsmanship workshops and in-depth one-on-one mentoring sessions. This variety in programming is intended to offer mentoring opportunities to scientists throughout their education and career. Click here to watch a video on the NRMN platform.

Professional Development Seminars

The Office for Inclusion and Diversity provides support for selected Long School of Medicine faculty to attend AAMC leadership programs throughout the academic year.

AAMC Early-Career Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar

AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar

AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar





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