Office of Diversity and Inclusion Vision

Einstein Office of Diversity and Inclusion - furthering our legacy of equity. To be a safe, inclusive, and just institution of medicine, science, and education that attracts, supports, and promotes people and voices from historically marginalized groups, actively counters exclusionary and oppressive systems, and centers our diverse Bronx community and beyond as we pursue responsive science and health equity.

Diversity Week 2024

Science for the People: Advancing a Culture of Equity and Inclusivity in Open Science
Missed Our Diversity Open House?

Inaugural Diversity Week

Inclusive Research on Women’s Health to Impact the Health of All People
April 27, 2023: Advancing Equity in Clinical Care
Speaker: Yvette Calderon, MD, MS

April 26, 2023: Applying the Scientific Method to a Winding Biomedical Career Path
Speaker: Courtney Ferrell Aklin, PhD

April 27, 2023: Advancing Equity in Clinical Care
Speaker: Yvette Calderon, MD, MS
April 27, 2023: Using Big Data to Advance Medical Science
Speaker: Hassan Tetteh, MD, MBA, MPA, FACS, FACHE, FAMIA

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Scientist and humanitarian Albert Einstein agrees to lend his name to our new medical school. He specifies that there be no discrimination with regard to race or creed.
The Martin Luther King Jr. — Robert F. Kennedy Program is established to help prepare minority under-graduates for medical school.
The Einstein Senate forms a Minority Affairs Committee to recruit and retain minority students.
The Einstein Enrichment Program is established to enable minority and/or economically disadvantaged secondary school students who are academically motivated to pursue careers in science, medicine and health.
Einstein participates for the first time in the AMSNY Post-Baccalaur-eate Program at SUNY Buffalo. The goal of the program is to expand the pool of under-represented minority and educationally and economically disadvan-taged students
Einstein establishes the Hispanic Center of Excellence, joining a group of distinguished 2012institutions that serve the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.
Einstein’s BronxCREED (Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities) wins an NIH renewal award for its Center of Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Trainin
Einstein introduces the Office of Diversity Mentoring to help members of underrepresented groups at Einstein build successful careers in research and healthcare.
The Safe Zone Allies Program/Safe Zone Mentoring Program is designed to increase understanding of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) persons and improve the institutional climate.
“Black Excellence” is the theme of a student-sponsored “Crucial Conversations” session and a conference held at Einstein by the Student National Medical Association.
More than 60 Einstein faculty members and staff, including the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee, attend a TIMELINEplanning team retreat. Attendees finalize recommendations and goals for the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence.
Einstein announces its first comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence and launches an implementation action plan.
Einstein announces the appointment of its first Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion who will provide leadership in continuing to implement the many facets of Einstein’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence.

Karen Bonuck, Ph.D.
A Diversity and Inclusivity Q&A
Karen Bonuck, Ph.D.

Without an understanding of racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, linguistic, and dis/ability diversity, we will fail to adequately meet our mission.

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About The Bronx

US Census Bureau reports that the Bronx is the most diverse in the country

  • 54.2% of its residents belong to racial or ethnic groups other than white
  • 31.7% of the population is foreign born
  • 55.7% of the population speak non-English at home
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Land Acknowledgment

When our institution’s namesake formally agreed to permit his name to be used by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, it was with the understanding that the new medical school would “welcome students of all creeds and races.” As an institution founded on this principle of inclusivity, we continue to seek to expand our legacy of equity and social justice for all.

We appreciate that we are located on Lenape (luh-nah-pey) homelands and waterways and are grateful for the resources that land offers us in pursuing our goals and ideals. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples are the original stewards of the land we live and work on and that there has been a violent displacement, dispossession, and erasure of Indigenous people in the Bronx and beyond. We recognize the unique challenges and injustices that Indigenous peoples have faced historically and still encounter today, we honor the diverse cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples, we seek to increase our awareness and understanding of their cultures and communities, and we work to eliminate injustice in our educational and professional environment.

Learn more here.