Office Prepares Launch of New Website

The office will launch its new website later in the fall quarter. The new voices site will provide more features to showcase the office's many programs and services. The launch date is set for early November. Please stay tuned!

Welcome Tobias Spears

Tobias Spears has joined the BSD Office of Diversity & Inclusion as our Director for Diversity Initiatives. He has worked in diversity and inclusion for over four years at Bowling Green State University, and prior to that, he spent seven years at Georgia Tech within their Department of Housing. Most recently, he served as Director of the LGBTQ Student Life Office here at the University of Chicago.

Resource Group Initiative Gets Green Light

The Biological Sciences Division, Pritzker School of Medicine, and University of Chicago Medical Center are jointly launching a process to establish new Resource Groups (RGs).  

Resources groups may be formed and led by faculty, staff, residents, and students.  Groups exist to connect members of the BSD and UCMC with each other, advance our strategic objectives and establish mutually beneficial relationships between members of the RG, students and trainees, and the communities that we serve. Resource groups are an excellent resource to foster awareness, respect and inclusion by connecting like-minded people.  Click here to learn more about how to apply to create a resource group.

A Committment to Diversity and Inclusion in the Biological Sciences

The BSD Office of Diversity and Inclusion was created to define and accelerate the role of diversity in research, education in medicine and the biological sciences, and the University of Chicago community. By creating a culture of diversity and inclusion, we can better serve our students, faculty, staff, and patients. To learn more about this initiative, read a message from Dean Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD »