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Faculty Groups

Dean’s Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Affairs (DAC) : DAC is an organization that champions intersectional advocacy, social justice, community building, and health equity of LGBTQI+ people at and served by the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital while serving as a resource on these topics.

Faculty Advisory Council : The purpose of the FAC is to provide a forum for a diverse group of representatives to bring new ideas and concerns from a broad range of faculty to the Dean’s office. FAC representatives attend regularly scheduled meetings with YSM administration during the academic year and are responsible for engaging with members of their departments to learn about concerns and issues, and to relay information from the FAC. A Diversity and Inclusion Committee handles DEI related topics and concerns.

Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE) : MORE seeks to accelerate the appointment and retention of underrepresented minority faculty members and enhance their professional environment.

Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) : SWIM was founded in 1979 to address issues related to gender equality at the Yale School of Medicine. SWIM works to raise awareness of issues relevant to women who are faculty at the School of Medicine, and to advocate for women faculty with respect to these issues. SWIM meets regularly with the Dean to address issues and work together on ongoing initiatives critical to ensuring gender equity at the School of Medicine.

Women Faculty Forum : Women Faculty Forum at Yale was established in 2001 during Yale’s Tercentennial year to highlight the importance of women faculty at the University and advance gender equity through research, advocacy, and community building.

Trainee Groups

Women in Medicine Student Group: Women in Medicine at Yale (WIM) is a student interest group devoted to fostering the mentorship, education, empowerment, and advancement of women in medicine. We promote and organize events for people of all genders about topics relating to women's careers in medicine and women's health. Leaders: Shanin Chowdhury, Carlisle Topping, and Sarah Wilkin.

Women and Gender Minorities in Science at Yale : As WISAY (Women and Gender Minorities in Science at Yale), we are dedicated to promoting the interests of female, transgender, and non-binary scientists and advocating for gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our community is welcoming not only to women and gender minorities at Yale, but to everyone who is interested in promoting gender equality in science and research.

Yale BBS Diversity and Inclusion Collective : The Yale BBS Diversity and Inclusion Collective (YBDIC) is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of underrepresented minority (URM) students in the BBS. Our central mission focuses on a four-pronged approach: engagement, empowerment, outreach, and advancement.

Yale School of Medicine Black Postdoctoral Association : The Yale School of Medicine Black Postdoctoral Association (YBPA) works to address the unique needs of postdoctoral fellows/associates from groups traditionally underrepresented in science. The overall goal of the YBPA is to build an organization that focuses on the success and well-being of the diverse community of postdocs at Yale, with a specific focus on improving support systems for Black postdocs, where the disparity levels are the greatest, and building a welcoming community throughout Yale that is vibrant, supportive, and culturally conscious.

Yale Women’s Housestaff Organization : Established in 2019, the Yale Women’s Housestaff Organization (YWHO) serves residents and fellows across specialties to improve the well-being and advancement of self-identified women at Yale. We create a community for residents and fellows to share their experiences as women physicians and advocate for issues that can specifically affect their training and careers. The YWHO also collaborates with other women and minority organizations on shared issues for women residents and faculty. The organization is funded by the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).