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.View Our Video
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Click here to read the full article published by the Feinberg News Center.
Medical Student Receives Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Zhanlin Chen, first-year medical student at Feinberg, was recently awarded the 2023 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a prestigious scholarship granted to immigrants or children of immigrants.
Medical Student Honored with Public Health Service Award
Precious Akanyirige, fourth-year medical student in the MD/MPH program, was recently awarded the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award by the U.S. Public Health Service.
Medical Student Presents Research at Spine Society Meeting
Samuel Reyes, a second-year medical student and founder of Feinberg’s student interest group Surgical Society for the Underrepresented in Medicine, recently presented at the Cervical Spine Research Society’s 50th anniversary meeting in San Diego.
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.
Changing the Face of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion has taken a decidedly intentional and unapologetic approach to Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine and Science. Our mission: “to change the face of medicine.” We intend to change the face of medicine and through Diversity—especially diversity of thought—we will enable all of the potential available to elevate Feinberg to an even higher tier of excellence.
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