Diversity and Inclusion

The underrepresentation of minorities in the sciences is a major concern to the scientific community. In endocrinology, the Endocrine Society’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) is leading the charge, seeking to enhance cultural diversity within the field by increasing the participation, visibility, and status of minorities within the science of endocrinology. The society’s diversity program includes minority activities at Society meetings, minority student outreach, mentoring receptions, endocrine research seminars at minority undergraduate institutions and opportunities for research and professional development training. The CODI also supports the Society's Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Care Through Endocrine Science Initiative that aims to help bring awareness to the prevalence of endocrine disease among disparate groups through online resources and the Society's Health Disparities Summit.