Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment is to develop and support a diverse and inclusive network of clinician, researcher and educator members and leaders who promote health and work to eliminate endocrine health disparities in our local, national, and global communities.

Celebrating Diversity

We are pleased to announce our year-long celebration of "25 Years of Diversity in Endocrinology” which recognizes the tremendous efforts of the Endocrine Society’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, formerly the Minority Affairs Committee, to increase diversity within endocrine science and medicine.

25 Years of Diversity in Endocrinology

Over the next year, we will give you an inside look at the nationally recognized programs and dedicated members leading the charge to enhance cultural diversity within the field by increasing the participation, visibility, and status of minority professionals within endocrinology. The Society’s diversity program includes activities at Society meetings, outreach to students and trainees underrepresented in medicine and science, mentoring receptions, and leadership development training.

Join us monthly between April 2019 and March 2020 as we showcase our journey through "25 Years of Diversity in Endocrinology."

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE)

The FLARE program aims to provide graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and junior faculty from underrepresented minority communities with necessary knowledge and skills to help them make the transition to independence and to have successful, rewarding careers in endocrine research.

ENDO 2019

The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, from March 23-26, 2019. It promises to be an experience you can’t miss with an extensive program featuring cutting-edge science, poster sessions, Meet-the-Professor sessions, the newest products and technologies at ENDOExpo, and more. Diversity Activities at ENDO 2019 are coming soon

Links of Interest

National Institute of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MSRP)
The MRSP is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Student scholars engage in a closely mentored research project that matches their research interests and career goals.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

ABRCMS is of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network.


ENDO 2018 Diversity Activities

Innovations in Diabetes Translational Research: Working Towards Eliminating Health Disparities in T2DM
This Forum sponsored by the CoDI was designed to educate, inspire, and recognize community-based local and regional efforts to combat health disparities in the Chicago area.

Mentoring and Poster Reception
The reception was open to all registered ENDO attendees. It provides a networking opportunity for researchers of underrepresented minority communities at all levels and a research showcase for students and fellows. Advisors meet with mentees at topic tables to address the career challenges facing underrepresented minority researchers. Poster presenters receive feedback on their presentations from peers and renowned scientists in endocrinology. Four trainees were selected to receive cash awards for excellence in endocrine-related research. Congratulations to the ENDO 2018 Mentoring and Poster Reception poster award winners.

ENDO 2018 Poster Awardees

  • Venkata Jonnakuti
  • Angela Ramos-Lobo
  • Isabel Casimiro
  • Francisco Guarda