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The lack of diversity, equity and inclusion in the cancer field remains a problem. With the establishment of the HICCC’s DEI office, there is a reinforced commitment to enact real change and progress.
Brent R. Stockwell: "I am honored to receive this award and I hope it will encourage other faculty members to act as allies to the LGBTQ and other underrepresented student communities."
A distinguished leader in surgery, medicine, and academia, Dr. Forde applied a strong but gentle approach to enacting change during his longstanding career.
Source:CUIMC NewsroomSeptember 27, 2021
The E.E. Just Scholars program provides students at historically black colleges and medical schools with summer internships in biomedical research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
- September 9, 2021
The new $10 million Columbia-Pfizer Clinical Trials Diversity Initiative will aim to reduce health disparities by increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in clinical trials.
- March 23, 2021
Researchers at the HICCC and three collaborating institutions have been awarded a $6 million grant from Stand Up To Cancer® for their proposal to address lack of diversity in cancer clinical trials.
- February 25, 2021
Dr. Fatemeh Momen-Heravi is the recipient of a prestigious Science of the Patient grant to fund her research into the existing racial disparities in head and neck cancer.
- February 6, 2021
A Q+A with orthopedic surgical oncologist Dr. Wakenda Tyler and her focus in cancer disparities research and promoting racial and social justice at Columbia and the field of orthopedics.