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Organizations and Resources at the U of R

University-wide Diversity

Diversity in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Graduate Women In Science provides mentoring for the professional and personal development of all graduate women at the University of Rochester Medical Center and College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Graduate Students of Color aims to raise awareness in regard to diversity in higher education throughout the community and the University by serving as a voice and advocate for students of color regarding University policies.
  • Spectrum is a group of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexuality/gender-identifying) individuals and their allies at the U of R medical center and medical school. Spectrum organizes social events, educational seminars, and provides several resources to allow LGBTQ+ community members to get to know one another and explore relevant issues. There are many exciting plans for this upcoming year and graduate students of all programs are encouraged to join! to be added to the Spectrum listserv.

National Organizations and Conferences

  • AWIS - Association for Women in Science
  • ABRCMS - Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
  • GWIS - Graduate Women in Science
  • NOGLSTP - National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
  • SACNAS - Devoted to Advancing Hispanics, Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • SASE - Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers