Division of Biology and Medicine


Brown's academic mission is grounded in a commitment to the collective work of cultivating a diverse and inclusive community.

The Division of Biology and Medicine, in keeping with Brown University’s mission, recognizes, supports, develops, and maintains a diverse faculty, workforce, and student population. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, and socioeconomic and geographic background. Our commitment ensures respect for diversity, broad representation at all levels, and consistency and compliance with Brown’s policies on non-discrimination.

Multicultural perspectives are critical to the success of the Division by enriching educational understanding, fostering outreach in clinical care settings, and enhancing trust in research. Diversity among faculty, staff, and students creates a greater number of role models, broadens perspectives, and combats negative and inappropriate stereotyping. Institutional diversity improves outreach to the community, enhances trust and communication, and facilitates development of culturally appropriate clinical and research programs.

The Division of Biology and Medicine strives to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and respects individuals with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.

Diversity and Inclusion in Biology and Medicine

The following offices in BioMed provide resources and support by sponsoring programming and events related to diversity and inclusion in the Division.

University Resources

Our campus partners support diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of University life.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) helps lead inclusion efforts across campus through programming and oversight of policies and procedures related to diversity and inclusion.
The Title IX and Gender Equity Office provides resources on assault prevention, education, reporting, and other matters of sexual and gender-based harassment.
The Initiative to Maximize Student Development at Brown provides research training support for students in underrepresented groups to significantly increase the participation of these groups within the fields of biomedical, behavioral and physical sciences.
Student Accessibility Services SAS coordinates and facilitates services for students (including graduate students) and visitors with medical, physical, psychological, and learning disabilities.

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