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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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Training Funding and Career Resources

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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

International Students Organization (ISO)

DACA and Undocumented Student Resources

Student Counseling Center

UMB Campus Lactation Map

UMB Gender Neutral Bathrooms Map

UMB Campus Groups

Suggested Readings

*New* Education Could Improve Information on Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

*New* Rigorous science demands support of transgender scientists

Boomerang Academics - Why We Came Back

Managing the 'Great Resignation' from Academia - A career leap into the unknown can be unsettling. These five researchers set out steps to ease the transition

Negotiation Skills for Scientists Moving to Industry - How to reach agreement on salary, annual leave and other benefits.

Take the Leap Into Industry - Landing that first job outside academia requires planning, homework and networking — and a bit of soul-searching

Academic ethics of mental health: the national black postdocs framework for the addressment of support for undergraduate and graduate trainees

Addressing the Challenge of Diversity in the Graduate Ranks: Good Practices Yield Good Outcomes

An Institutional Coordinated Plan for Effective Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity and Biomedical Workforce Diversity

Falling off the academic bandwagon: Women are more likely to quit at the postdoc to principal investigator transition

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 Gender Navigating STEM Majors

Most New Presidents at Top Research Universities Are Now Women

Role of Institutional Climate in Fostering DIversity in Biomedical Research Workforce: A Case Study

The role of performance pressure, loneliness and sense of belonging in predicting burnout symptoms in students in higher education

Understanding higher education students’ sense of belonging: a qualitative meta-ethnographic analysis