Changing the Culture of Medicine

To achieve a truly diverse and inclusive Feinberg, we need to focus on past and current issues we face in academia and medicine.

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Message from the Vice Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to the epicenter for all matters of Belongingness and Equity at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Since 2015 we have taken a decidedly intentional and unapologetic approach to new ideation and increased multicultural identities in Medicine and Science. Our mission: “to change the culture of medicine.”

We intend for our intentional efforts in belongingness to serve as a steady and indefatigable voice that champions equity regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, LGBTQ status or disability. Allow me to unambiguously clear—you have a safe space at Feinberg and you have advocates among our leaders and within our teams.

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The Northwestern University Recruitment to Transform Under-Representation and achieve Equity (NURTURE) Program seeks to accelerate institutional culture change toward inclusive excellence through innovative institutional initiatives in hiring, mentoring, promotion and tenure, evaluation, and institutional accountability to ensure that all faculty can thrive.

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, McCormick School of Engineering, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences invite applications from early-career scientists to tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking exceptional candidates from all disciplines with expertise in any of the following research areas: Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Brain, Mind, and Behavior.

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Women in Medicine

Women make up over half of our medical students and trainees; lead over $200 million in funded research and represent over 100 senior leaders at Feinberg. Learn more about the contribution of women at our medical school: those trailblazers of the past; the chairs, chiefs and investigators of today; and the trainees and students who are developing into medicine’s future leaders.

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Youth Programs

Pathway Programs to Medicine

With support and mentorship from Northwestern University's world-class faculty and talented trainees in science and medicine, young learners from communities traditionally underrepresented in medicine can explore their interests and gain valuable experience in classrooms, laboratories and even hospitals and clinics.


Spotlight & News

Sdy Reveals Sriking Excess Deahs fr Black Americans Over Las 20 Years

Study Reveals Striking Excess Deaths for Black Americans Over Last 20 Years

From 1999 through 2020, Black Americans experienced more than 1.6 million excess deaths and more than 80 million excess years of life lost compared to white Americans, according to a recent study published in JAMA.

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We are the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Learn more about the mission and vision of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


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