• 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. They offer several programs and support a variety of employee resource groups.
    • With the BWH Peer Support Program, the CDI co-hosts an LGBTQ+ Faculty Group. For more information about this and other programs, please contact the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at
  • The Brigham Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) supports the organization’s work to increase diversity at all levels, create and sustain a culture of respect and belonging for all employees, and identify and eliminate inequities for patients and employees.
  • 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 Mass General Brigham 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 BH Young Professionals Board (BH YP) whose mission is to connect, support, and enrich the work lives of the BH Young Professionals’ community. We aim to foster growth and diversity, improve retention through engagement, and cultivate a sense of community among the BH YPs through multidisciplinary collaboration.
Programs and Events at BWH
  • 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.
  • Virtual Receptions for Residency and Fellowship Applicants – The Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosts several annual receptions for residency and fellowship applicants, including those who identify as URM and/or LGBTQ+.


Mass General Brigham has several resources related to DEI. These can be accessed through the Pulse site here.

Specific initiatives/resources include:

  • United Against Racism (UAR) is our long-term, multi-million-dollar commitment to address the many impacts that racism has on Mass General Brigham patients, employees and the broader community. We believe that systemic racism is a public health issue which impacts our patients, workforce and the communities we serve. Working collectively, we are taking action across the system to dismantle racism and learning as we go. Visit our UAR Pulse page and UAR external webpage for updates on our progress made under United Against Racism focus areas.
  • Breaking Assumptions toolkit. Mass General Brigham knows the importance of providing our workforce with resources to best support everyone in our system. We also know that the disability community is diverse and intersectional, where everyone’s lived experience is unique. The Breaking Assumptions toolkit is designed to help our employees better understand how they can support accommodations and create a more inclusive workplace. The toolkit features sections including language, disclosing disabilities and resources. Breaking Assumptions is available to all employees. There is a toolkit dedicated to supporting employees and another one dedicated to supporting managers.
  • 2022 DEI Summit. The sixth annual DE&I Summit focused on learning more about diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as developing skills to Name it, Act on it, and Change it in your day-to-day work.  Click here to view the recordings
  • Employee Resource Groups. The Mass General Brigham Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is honored to support Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for members and organizations by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals and business practices. All employees can access the Communities platform. You do not have to be an ERG member to visit the platform or join a listed event. ERGs from across the system are hosted on our Communities @ Mass General Brigham platform.


Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

  • The HMS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion has released its final report, which highlights four key themes: develop people and infrastructure, build community and belonging, address culture and communication, and hold accountable and generate knowledge. Within each theme, the Task Force summarized what is working, noted areas for improvement and made recommendations. This work serves as a springboard for an ambitious, long-term effort entitled Better Together. Read the full report.
  • The mission of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) is to advance diversity inclusion in health, biomedical, behavioral, and STEM fields that builds individual and institutional capacity to achieve excellence, foster innovation, and ensure equity in health locally, nationally, and globally.
    • This HMS office sponsors a number of affinity groups, identified here.
    • As part of their activities, DICP offers a number of resources and groups for LGBTQIA+ individuals located here.

Funding Opportunities

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is pleased to announce the release of a new funding opportunity for a new initiative titled “Pilot Interventions to Integrate Social Care and Medical Care to Improve Health Equity (R01-Clinical Trial Required).” This NIDDK Funding Opportunity Announcement will support pilot and feasibility trials to test interventions that involve screening for and addressing adverse social determinants of health (SDoH), also called social risks, during a health care visit.

Key Dates:

Letter of intent due date: September 19, 2023

First application due date: October 19, 2023