Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training (ODP) was established in 2005 to address disparities in cancer outcomes based on race, ethnicity, cultural differences, and socioeconomic status.
The Office of Diversity Programs has three core areas of focus: clinical care, research, and training.
The training core works to improve diversity in the healthcare community through the recruitment, retention, and development of racially and ethnically diverse faculty, fellows, and residents at Memorial Sloan Kettering. In addition, the training core participates in outreach programs to New York City high schools and medical schools to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing careers in science or healthcare.
The research core focuses on expanding the participation of minority patients in cancer clinical trials, and on developing a coordinated research program to help reduce and eliminate cancer-related health disparities.
The clinical core concentrates on outreach to New York City’s racial and ethnic minority and medically underserved populations to increase their utilization of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s prevention, screening, and treatment programs.
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Working with a variety of administrative partners at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the Office of Diversity Programs provides technical assistance, guidance, and resources to support numerous community education and outreach activities.
Research: Office of Diversity Programs
The Office of Diversity Programs supports and facilitates research initiatives at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center focused on reducing cancer health disparities experienced by minority and medically underserved populations. The ODP collaborates with the Office of Clinical Research in activities designed to increase the participation of minorities and women in our cancer clinical trials.
MSK is committed to increasing the representation of diverse physicians and research scientists in oncology. We have implemented institution-wide and program-specific recruitment, training, and education initiatives, many of which are focused on developing the “pipeline” of under-represented professionals in oncology.
Contact Information: Office of Diversity Programs