Diversity & Inclusion

Providing an equitable education, one student at a time.

Diversity and equity are essential to the development of future leaders in healthcare and research; they enrich intellectual development, academic discourse, patient care, and research. That is why our office commits to developing innovative programs that educate, recruit, and retain a diverse, multicultural community of faculty, students, staff, and trainees.

BUSM has been committed to inclusion and diversity since our founding—both at the school and through our community outreach. Created by a merger of Boston University and the New England Female Medical College in 1873, we were the first coeducational medical school in the nation. Our alumni include the first black female physician and the first Native American physician. It’s more than just talk for us. Recruiting and retaining a heterogeneous student body and faculty are a priority. We firmly believe in diversity of culture, race, and gender—and also ideas, solutions, and perspectives as critical components of achieving excellence at BUSM.

Sheila Chapman, MD, Receives BUSM Faculty Diversity Award

Sheila Chapman, MD, is the recipient of the inaugural BUSM Faculty Diversity Award by the BUSM Awards Committee.

The award will be presented annually to faculty who have done an extraordinary job at addressing and improving diversity and a culture of inclusion throughout the School, specifically by demonstrating an impact on recruitment of students, staff and faculty; mentorship and sponsorship of underrepresented faculty, staff, students and student groups; and creating or running programs designed to improve DEI.

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How to Get Promoted and CV Review

Faculty Affairs Office

Thursday, June 16

3-5 p.m.

Virtual: Register Here


Please submit your CV to busmfao@bu.edu by Friday, June 3.

When you register for the workshop, a survey link will be emailed to you. Please complete the survey prior to the workshop on June 16.



Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds - M&M

Day: Wednesday Sep 28th Time: 6:15am - 7:15am

Translational Dental Medicine Seminar Series: Louis C. Gerstenfeld, PhD (Hybrid)

Day: Wednesday Sep 28th Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Housman Medical Research Center (R) R-115

Abolition, Incarceration, and the Public’s Health.

Day: Wednesday Sep 28th Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Online

Faculty Seminar Lecture: Stephanie Puig, MS, PhD (Hybrid)

Day: Wednesday Sep 28th Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Keefer Auditorium E-111

Dissertation Defense Seminar: Jacob Beierle, PhD Candidate, Pharmacology (Hybrid)

Day: Thursday Sep 29th Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Keefer Auditorium E-111

In-House Research Seminar: Jingyi Zhao, Postdoctoral Assocaite (MGM Lab) & Stephen Ross, Ph.S. student (Cifuentes Lab)

Day: Thursday Sep 29th Time: 12:00pm

Addiction Fellow Didactic: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement for the Addiction doctor with Christine Pace and Nick Cordella

Day: Thursday Sep 29th Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Crosstown 2128 or Zoom

Biochemistry Seminar Series: Brent Cochran, Ph.D. - “Predictive Modeling of Glioblastoma Stem Cell Signaling”

Day: Monday Oct 3rd Time: 12:00pm