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.
Learn more about our activities using the links below.