Resource Groups

Resource Groups

The University of Chicago Medical Center, the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine have jointly launched a process for you to establish Resource Groups (RGs). 

Resource Groups foster diversity, inclusion and peer support by connecting like-minded people.  They improve the institution by helping to create a safe, welcoming environment where an individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, levels of ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation/gender identity and other important personal attributes are fostered as organizational assets.  Our Resource Groups are open to all members of the University of Chicago community including faculty, other academic appointees, staff, postodoctoral researchers, residents, and students.   

Click here to view the Resource Group FAQs.

Current Resource Groups

LGBT+ Resource Group

A group dedicated to sexual orientation and gender identity has already formed. The LGBT+ Resource Group is comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the BSD, Pritzker School of Medicine and UCM community and allies (+).  They are a group, contributing to the support, education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and outreach for LGBT+ employees, students, and patients and their families.  They are also an advisory group supporting the BSD, Pritzker School of Medicine and UCM in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.  Contact Kelly Sharka for more information.   

NOTICE Resource Group

NOTICE’s objective is to elevate and amplify women of color for the purpose of increasing the number that advance into leadership positions. This group facilitates mentorship and professional development opportunities, dialogue and safe spaces, as well as resources for members in an effort to cultivate internal talent within UCM. Through these activities, Notice will increase the visibility of qualified internal candidates who are women of color for leadership positions across the organization.  Contact Angel Burgess for more information.

Emerging Resource Groups

Resource Groups are currently being formed in the following areas:

  • Black Men Engaged
  • Hispanic / Latino Community
  • Muslim American Resource Group

If you are interested in learning more and connecting to the the leadership of these groups, please email  

Forming a Resource Group - Connect with Us!

Resources groups may be formed and led by faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, residents, and students. If you are interested in forming a Resource Group, a helpuf first step is to set up at time to meet with a Resource Group committee member.  This is an informal meeting and an opportunity for you to learn more about the process of forming a group and ask any questions you may have.

Click here to submit a meeting request.

We recommend reviewing the Resource Group bylaws and application prior to the meeting.