Research shows that diverse teams working together and capitalizing on innovative ideas and distinct perspectives outperform homogenous teams. Scientists and trainees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences bring different perspectives, creativity, and individual enterprise to address complex scientific problems. There are many benefits that flow from a diverse NIH-supported scientific workforce, including: fostering scientific innovation, enhancing global competitiveness, contributing to robust learning environments, improving the quality of the research, advancing the likelihood that underserved or health disparity populations take part in, and benefit from health research, and enhancing public trust.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • FITA
    From Insights to Action – a resource for hubs looking for ways to increase the diversity of their clinical science workforce. Looking for new strategies for your KL2 or TL1 program? Are you worried about a lack of diversity and inclusion within your institution? How are you ensuring the diversity of the clinical science workforce? Not sure where to start? From Insights to Action is a collection of
  • FDA’s Draft Guidance to Be Finalized in April 2023 This article is a part of our CTSC DEI Resource Highlight series. In April 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for industry regarding diversity plans to improve enrollment of participants from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations in clinical trials. The FDA will
  • MCW SURE Summer Cardiovascular Research Fellowship in Milwaukee for Diverse Undergraduates, Applications Due 2/1/2023 The Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has up to 17 paid summer research fellowships available in the Summer of 2023 for undergraduates who belong to underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and/or who identify as LBGTQ+. We are seeking

  • Health Disparities Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals are the Awardees Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Racial/Ethnic Data Collection Serves as Example of Pilot Project Possibilities The first Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC), Research Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) themed-pilot received applications from CWRU and
  • Disjointed diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives can struggle to bring about changes in attitude that are more than skin deep: Efforts can be duplicated. Resources aren’t used wisely. Lessons learned aren’t shared, and momentum is difficult to build. This lack of cohesion is one reason why many hospital leaders across the nation were caught off guard when The Joint Commission, which
  • From Research Teams to Participants – Addressing Access Barriers is a Key to Progress Accessibility is defined as the quality of being able to be reached or entered, obtained or used, easily understood or appreciated. Consider your journey from childhood to now. Do any barriers to access stand out in your memory? It could be something as central to life as accessing food in grocery stores via
  • Case Western Reserve University

    Supporting you with news and resources that you can use to build diverse, equitable, and inclusive research programs and studies

    To complement the launch of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) content on our CTSC website, we invite you to visit our new Research Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) News page regularly and often. 

  • Grace A McComsey, MD, FIDSA Few things are more powerful than a public dedication to a cause or activity. The CTSC is answering the call to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity through clinical and translational science. We acknowledge that diversity, equity, and inclusion are the building blocks for that advancement as we foster environments where diversity thrives, inclusion is
  • In the additional documents from the May 9th CTSA Program Steering Committee Meeting you will find the DEI Task Force (TF) Summary Document for the Consortium. This document includes the DEI TF charge, the CTSA DEI Learning System Framework as well as the TF’s recommendations in the four focus areas discussed by L. Ebony Boulware, MD, et al. in their perspective piece, Combating Structural
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    Northwestern University At Chicago
    The 2022 EQuaTR conference offers the opportunity for clinical research staff to learn from leaders in the field, gaining practical knowledge on current trends and issues in clinical research. EQuaTR is presented by the NUCATS Institute, The Institute for Translational Medicine, and the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
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    Insights to Inspire 2022: In Our Own Words is a collection of Program Summaries from across the consortium for the Careers in Clinical & Translational Research (CCTR) metric. From 36 unique hubs come insights into how hubs are working to improve the experiences of their KL2 scholars and TL1 trainees. Starting in December 2021 and extending through April 2022, In Our Own Words will feature one of

  • The New England Journal of Medicine

    If the clinical and translational research enterprise is to help resolve health crises and ensure that all people in the United States have the opportunity to live healthy lives, it must shift paradigms and begin to center equity, diversity, and inclusion in its work.

  • A commentary by researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Southern California suggests that agencies funding biomedical research must strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in research decisions, and that these agencies will only be successful if they address bias in the research funding process. The commentary is published in Nature Medicine. "The lack of diversity in science and
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    The CLIC Cohorts for Change workshop series will be kicking off in October! This 6-month training program will focus on giving participants the knowledge and skills to further develop structural and administrative anti-racism initiatives within their CTSA Program hub. The series combines monthly live group discussions and activities with experienced facilitators plus asynchronous learning
  • When thinking about diversity and inclusion, consider music. A symphony orchestra is comprised of the strings, the woodwinds, the brass and percussion. Without one, you lose the depth of sound. Without them all, you lose the genius of Beethoven or Mozart. In medicine and clinical research, innovation and widespread impact cannot be achieved unless representation from every section of culture and

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    University Of Florida

    As part of its mission to cultivate and engage each other in honest and vulnerable conversations about race, the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (UF CTSI DC3) will be hosting its second Black Voices in Research Storytelling Event on Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. EST. Created with the support of local storytelling event

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    Association for Clinical and Translational Science
    The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Diversity and Cultural Competency Council, (UF CTSI DC3) has successfully used storytelling to amplify and explore the voices of black researchers and professionals using storytelling. The first event, Black Voices in Research: University of Florida CTSI Provides a Platform for Underrepresented Voices, has been well received
  • Tiffany Danielle Pineda talks on stage
    The University of Florida CTSI is examining long-standing and unspoken issues of racial injustice, equality and diversity within the working environment of the clinical research professional workforce. Dressed in black, Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda stood on a stage and spoke about her experience as a Black research professional working to eliminate personal biases in scientists. “Most of the
  • The University of Rochester’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) supports research teams to help them produce results better and faster – ultimately to improve the health of communities and populations. Our Vision is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment that guides and transforms our approaches to healthcare, education, research and community partnerships. The CTSI is

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    University Of Southern California
    Unconscious bias affects translational research, scientific and operational principles underlying each step of the translational process, and ultimately individual and public health. With respect to racial data, algorithmic bias built into predictive models and re-presented via equity dashboards may yield unintended second-order consequences that subjugate planned first-order intentions. Join your
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    National Institutes of Health

    NIMHD will host Dr. L. Ebony Boulware as the next NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series titled “Where Clouds Meet the Ground: Democratizing Health Data to Address Community Health Equity.” Dr. Boulware is the Eleanor Easley Chair at the School of Medicine and the chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Department of Medicine at Duke University. As a general internist and clinical

  • To elicit participant feedback regarding the Fall 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Meeting.

  • “To have the greatest impact, you have to collaborate. You have to build a multi-disciplinary team that will sustain the research long after you’re gone,” says Dr. Ewan Cobran. Former Georgia CTSA UL1 Diversity Scholar, Ewan Cobran, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia recently received an NIH K01 award for his research, “Genetic Literacy and Patient-Caregiver

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    University Of Florida
    This unique event will feature a cast of five Black voices who will share their stories in a live stream format via the Heartwood Soundstage. Their stories will help to highlight the unique experiences of Black biomedical researchers and research professionals at UF, contributing to the university's continuing mission to promote an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible community.
  • What does a scientist look like? Whose face comes to mind? Meet 10 young scientists from across the country pursuing careers in biomedical research! #FaceOfScience is diverse, fresh, bold, unique and unapologetic! Join us today on #NationalSTEMDay to celebrate diversity in STEM and re-envision #WhatAScientistLooksLike. What:The Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) is a network of institutions
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    Center for Data to Health

    Join Alycia Crall from the Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN) for an important discussion. The Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN) launched in 2019 following an NSF INCLUDES conference that brought together researchers, practitioners, evaluators, and others with interest in examining diversity, equity, and inclusion across the environmental and data sciences

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    Meeting Theme:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Approaches and Solutions in Translational Science

    Objective:  To assist hub leadership in directing their CTSA by providing updates on resources and best practices for practical application, and by providing an opportunity for CTSA Program hub leaders to learn from each other. 

  • University Of Florida

    The University of Florida is pleased to host an Un-Meeting on Rural Health and Health Equity Monday, April 8, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. This event will focus on catalyzing new collaborations to bridge the translational science and agricultural extension sectors to improve rural health and achieve health equity, hosted by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the UF Institute