Students and faculty pose at ODMA event Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

The Division of Biology and Medicine's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) focuses on: 1) coordinating recruitment efforts of individuals from underrepresented minority groups; 2) providing academic, personal, and professional career development and social support to diverse students, faculty, and trainees; and 3) collaborating across the university to bolster culturally competent educational curricula. 

ODMA specific initiatives:

Brown Council for Diversity in Medicine (BCDM)

The Council's goals are to identify current diversity and inclusion activities within each clinical department, share these activities and ideas across medical specialties, eliminate barriers to diversity and inclusion, empower committee members to be able to collaborate and make change within departments, create a centralized knowledge base about diversity and inclusion activities.

Committee on Diversity and Inclusive Teaching and Learning

This committee, composed of students, staff, and faculty, is charged with implementing a coherent and inclusive curriculum at the Warren Alpert Medical School.  

ODMA Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

The ODMA Fellowship is a one-year, funded position. The fellow is a Brown medical student who develops skills in leadership, collaboration, and program development. The ODMA fellow creates initiatives which address the mission of the ODMA and the priority areas of Brown's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP).

Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund

The Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund supports innovative service or research initiatives designed  to make a positive impact on diverse individuals, families, and communities. The Fund encourages students to undertake projects in the United States or abroad.

Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity (BASCE)

A leadership program for medical students, residents, and faculty to increase Brown's internal capacity to address structural racism.