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Diversity in Residency Training

The Diversity in Residency Training subcommittee will conduct a literature review, examine peer institution and national organization best practices that address recruitment as well as career development of diverse residents and fellows. Its work will include an examination of current HMS and HMS-affiliated hospital and residency program efforts to attract, recruit and retain diverse candidates. Areas of concern and recommendations garnered during TFDI town halls and discussion groups will be taken into consideration. In addition, HMS residency directors will be invited to participate in a retreat where current practices, challenges and potential synergies in programming will be addressed. 

Katz, Joel

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program and Vice Chair for Education

Rollins, Barrett Linde Family Professor of Medicine DFCI

Career Development and Retention of Diverse Faculty

The Career Development and Retention of Diverse Faculty subcommittee will examine factors impacting retention and advancement of diverse faculty including examination of past and current programming and resources. This committee will conduct a literature review, examine best practices at peer institutions, document national trends and identify areas for improvement. 

Greenberg, Michael

Head, Department of Neurobiology Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology

Riley, Laura Charles Montraville Green and Robert Montraville Green Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology MGH

Culture, Climate and Communication

The Culture, Climate and Communication subcommittee will identify key trainings (e.g., unconscious bias), initiatives, programming, resources, etc. to build a more diverse and inclusive community at HMS.  In addition to examining best practices at other institutions, reviewing recommendations from HMS TFDI and Harvard University Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging town halls and discussion groups, this subcommittee will seek recommendations from other TFDI subcommittees, examining them for synergies, “low hanging fruit,” and prioritizing recommendations.    

Nour, Nawal

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology BWH and Reproductive Biology

Soler, Rosa Program Director, PME-Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs HMS

Diversity Pipeline and Community Engagement

The Diversity Pipeline and Community Engagement subcommittee will examine current HMS diversity pipeline programming from K-12 through medical/graduate student levels with a particular emphasis on STEM education, programs that foster student persistence in science and those that involve community partnership/engagement. They will identify gaps and synergies, and opportunities for collaboration within the Harvard and HMS-affiliated community as well as with other organizations. This work will include identifying areas where we are least effective and may require redirection, as well as comparison review of effective programs at peer institutions. 

Landry, Alden

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Faculty Director, DICP Associate Director and Advisor, Castle Society

Ward, Becky Executive Director, Systems Biology HMS

Diversity in Scientific Pathways

The Diversity in Scientific Pathways subcommittee will assess current HMS scientific diversity resources, programs and outcomes of recruitment efforts, as well as review national trends in STEM education and training and conduct a literature review. They will identify best practices for developing, recruiting, retaining and advancing diverse students and early career scientist in STEM and biomedical fields with a focus on graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Haigis, Marcia Associate Professor, Cell Biology HMS