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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


OGPS and PIBS Sponsored Groups


Association of Multicultural Scientists (AMS) is a graduate student-run organization supported by the PIBS program to promote diversity within the graduate programs through the recruitment and retention of historically under-represented groups. Our primary role is to assist the membership in the successful completion of the Ph.D. by offering programs and support which will meet academic, social and professional needs in an atmosphere of cultural context and comfort.

Biomedical Alliance of Students in Health (BASH) is a group of student representatives from each of the 14 graduate programs within PIBS/MSTP.  BASH organizes events to foster a sense of community and fun amongst the graduate student body and also serves as a liaison between students and administrators advocating for student interests.

DEI Task Force is a graduate student run group that hosts events and workshops in order to create an environment that values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion for all individuals in the biomedical workforce.

Download information sheets from Let’s Talk: LGBTQ+ Support and Inclusion organized by the DEI Task Force. Documents created by Lindy Jensen, PhD student in Microbiology & Immunology.

Career Groups


MiSciWriters is a group of graduate students at the University of Michigan who believe that science communication is an integral part of scientific research.

National Chapters


Association for Women in Science (AWIS) champions the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and the Sciences (FEMMES) programs encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in STEM fields. Their goal is to promote involvement in STEM by building curiosity and increasing confidence in girls so they may pursue their dreams without hesitation.

Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

University of Michigan Department Sponsored Groups


Development of Future Biologists (DFB) is a student-led organization of University of Michigan graduate students, post-docs and faculty interested in development, teaching, and increasing diversity in the biological sciences.

Ethiopia-Michigan Platform for Advancing Collaborative Engagement – a Proposal to Develop the Ethiopia-Michigan Platform for Advancing Collaborative Engagement. The goal of this proposal is to capitalize on a unique relationship with the government of Ethiopia to develop a new transformative platform for collaboration with a 5-year plan that will address some of the most pressing problems that have been identified by country leadership.