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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

Mission & Vision

Mission: To cultivate a community that embraces the ideals of equity and justice for everyone in order to promote an academic and professional environment that encourages transformation.

Vision: Each trainee has the capacity to flourish in a learning and working environment that prioritizes equity and respect for each trainee's contributions to the institution's research initiatives.

Bias and Discrimination

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Link to UMB Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Learn More


UMB NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program

STAR-PREP Science Training for Advancing Biomedical Research Postbaccalaureate Program

Bridges to the Doctorate Program

UMB CURE Scholars Program

Diversity Recruitment Events

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

Resources and Links

Student Counseling Center

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UMB Gender Neutral Bathrooms Map

UMB Campus Groups

International Students Organization (ISO)

Suggested Readings

Addressing the challenge of diversity in the graduate ranks

An Institutional Coordinated Plan for Effective Partnerships to Achieve Health E

Falling Off the Academic Bandwagon

Feminism is for everybody

Finding My Community

Increasing the Visibility of LGBTQ+ Researchers in STEM

"It's Dude Culture": Students with Minoritized Identities of Sexuality and/or Ge

Most New Presidents at Top Research Universities Are Now Women

Role of Institutional Climate in Fostering Diversity in Biomedical Research Work

The role of performance pressure, loneliness and sense of belonging in predictin

Understanding higher education students sense of belonging a qualitative meta et