The Diversity Committee provides a number of services to assist faculty in teaching and research related to diversity topics. Diversity is defined broadly to include, but is not limited to, issues of gender, religion, culture, age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disabilities, and socio-economic background.
Consultation for teaching
- Diversity Committee faculty members are a resource for other faculty interested in integrating diversity in their seminar presentations.
- The Diversity Committee has developed a Tip-Sheet and Bibliography of readings on diversity that available to seminar presenters (core seminars and track-specific seminars).
Consultation for minority supplements
- Research faculty with experience writing minority supplements on NIH grants will assist with matching eligible trainees and faculty and provide consultation on grant writing.
Faculty Cultural Competence Training
- One of the Diversity Committee initiatives involves providing ongoing training to faculty to enhance cultural competence in research practice and supervision. The committee sponsors faculty training seminars and workshops on diversity related topics.
- Past topics include: Risë Nelson Burrow on "Mentoring Across Difference: A Training Workshop for Multicultural Faculty Mentoring"; Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, on “Learning about Individual Differences: Engagement and Education”.
Diversity Mentoring Program
The primary objectives of the Diversity Mentoring Program are to facilitate networking and career development among trainees and faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS), as well as to offer trainees and faculty opportunities to discuss clinical, research, and professional issues relevant to diversity in a supportive collegial environment. For our purposes, diversity is defined broadly to include, but is not limited to, issues of gender, religion, culture, age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disabilities, and socio-economic background. You are qualified to be a mentee if you are a trainee or a junior faculty member affiliated with DPHB or CAAS. Look for the next enrollment opportunity via email or contact Dr. Caroline Kuo.
Moments of Opportunity
The Diversity Committee has identified hot button topics/articles/tips for facilitating culture change in faculty meetings, clinical psychology resident, and postdoctoral fellow meetings. We have provided the "resource" (e.g. tips, news article, journal article) and "talking points" to help members spread the message during moments of opportunity to facilitate conversation and change around diversity and inclusion.
Resources for Incoming Faculty
- The Diversity Committee can provide support for incoming faculty. Feel free to contact the Diversity Co-Chairs to answer any questions and please peruse our webpages, which showcase the research currently being conducted by our faculty.
- The Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University serves diverse clinical populations and also has a rich research program that addresses the health of diverse populations.
- The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) is a dynamic resource offering academic, professional, and personal support programs to students, faculty and staff.
- Brown University and the affiliated hospitals are committed to promoting diversity among faculty. Resources for individuals of diverse backgrounds include for example, The Office of Women in Medicine and Science.
- Providence is a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse community. The city hosts a wide range of cultural events and has a variety of resources serving diverse populations.