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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale Cancer Center

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale Cancer Center ensures that an inclusive culture, with increased diversity in our workforce is emphasized—including trainees, staff, and faculty—and helps to foster the career advancement of all members of our diverse community. Interim Associate Cancer Center Director, Dr. Barbara Burtness, has a long track record of advancing equity at Yale School of Medicine and nationally. In this role, she leads our community in implementing initiatives to enhance the culture of belonging at Yale Cancer Center, including programs and training in cultural and structural humility, stigma and discrimination, and sexual harassment.


Mission Statement:

At Yale Cancer Center, we are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment by:
  • Recruiting and sponsoring faculty, trainees, and staff who represent the diversity of our population
  • Acknowledging and removing inequities within our policies, systems, and programs.
  • Taking responsibility for our continuous learning and improvement.

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