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Mission Statement

We are committed to maintaining a diverse student environment, and we encourage students from all backgrounds to apply to our program. If you join us you will receive the necessary support and mentorship both to thrive at Yale and to succeed in your future scientific career.

We offer numerous resources for students from underrepresented populations, as described in the links above. In particular, we strive to provide underrepresented minority students with role models and mentors among the faculty and give students opportunities to network with these faculty and with one another. Prospective and current students are encouraged to contact the BBS Director of Minority Affairs ( to learn more about the strategies, resources, and programs available to you. The Director of Minority Affairs, in concert with the School of Medicine's diversity office, administers the Yale BBS Diversity and Inclusion Collective (YBDIC).

Also noted in the links above are resources for students with disabilities. Student Accessibility Services and the Graduate School’s Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity have extensive experience in tailoring transportation, IT, and classroom resources to students with special needs. Please contact either office for additional information.


Diversity at Yale BBS


Thank you for visiting us at the following conferences:

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), October 27 - 29,2022, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), November 9 - 12, 2022, Anaheim, CA