Diversity and the Division

The Division of Biology and Medicine, in keeping with Brown University’s mission, recognizes, supports, develops, and maintains a diverse faculty, workforce, and student population. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, and socio-economic and geographic background. Our commitment ensures respect for diversity, broad representation at all levels, and consistency and compliance with Brown’s policies on non-discrimination.

Multicultural perspectives are critical to the success of the medical school by enriching educational understanding, fostering outreach in clinical care settings, and enhancing trust in research. Diversity among faculty, staff and students creates a greater number of role models, broadens perspectives, and combats negative and inappropriate stereotyping. Institutional diversity improves outreach to the community, enhances trust and communication, and facilitates development of culturally appropriate clinical and research programs.

The Division of Biology and Medicine strives to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and respects individuals with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.