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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity Projects

College Of Medicine Office Of Minority Affairs

Office of Minority Affairs is dedicated to helping minority students enter the field of medicine as effective and empathetic medical professionals and role models who inspire young people of any background or heritage to pursue dreams and opportunities in health care. This will ensure a healthcare workforce that is better equipped to provide culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse population.

Visit the College Of Medicine Office Of Minority Affairs for more information.


The Daniel Hale Williams Society

Daniel Hale Williams Society (DHWS) is SUNY Brooklyn's chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA); an organization dedicated to healthcare education, leadership development, networking, and community outreach. The organization is named for an African-American physician who was the first to perform open-heart surgery in which the patient survived.

Visit the The Daniel Hale Williams Society for more information.


Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)

PRIDE will provide intensive didactic and mentored research training program in cardiovascular health disparities. Administratively and conceptually housed within the Brooklyn Health Disparities Research Center (BHDRC), the goal of this multidisciplinary research-training program is to inspire trainees to conduct research in cardiovascular health disparities employing techniques at the forefront of the field.

Visit the PRIDE website for more information.