Adele Joseph worked in Thoracic Oncology for 45 years, so when she retired her team bought her a gene with her name on it. The gene can be seen at the gene display in Yawkey, 2nd floor.

At Dana-Farber, we work everyday to create an innovative, caring and inclusive environment where each patient, family, and staff member feels they belong (like Adele Joseph, seen in the photo).

We do this by integrating Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in everything we do. Only through this focus on inclusion of thought and human experience can we foster discovery and care for those we serve.

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Overall Strategy
Office of Workforce Development
Employee Resource Groups

Our Inclusion, Diversity,
and Equity Strategy

Office of Workforce Development

The Office of Workforce Development provides programs and learning experiences for qualified adults and youth in order to fill the pipeline to clinical, allied health, research and healthcare administration careers with highly skilled, engaged and diverse candidates from local communities.

Employee Resource Groups:

Finding Colleagues Through Commonality

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) help build a unified sense of community, offer their members professional and personal development opportunities, and provide access to Institute leaders as a way to influence meaningful change.


Employee Resource Group

Mosaic ERG celebrates and contributes to the cultural and racial diversity of the Dana-Farber community. Signature events include the Annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and DFCI’s Annual Stand Against Racism Event.

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LGBTQ+ & Friends

Employee Resource Group

LGBTQ+ & Friends ERG fosters an inclusive environment at Dana-Farber by promoting, supporting, and increasing awareness of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Caregivers Alliance

Employee Resource Group

The Caregivers Alliance Employee Resource Group (ERG) offers an inclusive community for all caregivers to gather and support each other. Membership is open to all.

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Young Professionals

Employee Resource Group

Young Professionals ERG promotes interactions among the Institute’s emerging leaders through social and professional networking events, community service and professional development opportunities.

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Underrepresented Early Career Scientists (UECS)

The Underrepresented Early Career Scientists (UECS) provides a community of support and platform for advocacy for all underrepresented members of the scientific/research community including wet lab, dry lab, clinical research members, and their allies. The mission of UECS is to improve the recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented, early career scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Rewards & Recognitions for Diversity

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute named a 2022 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine have named Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, President & CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - #7 on the 2019 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in MA

Our Commitment to Non-Discrimination

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant for employment is qualified. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute takes affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified individuals with disabilities without discrimination based on their physical or mental disability in all employment practices. If you believe you require such assistance to complete an application for employment or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

Diversity is a source of strength for the Institute and the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Policy is a tool to both achieve and sustain diversity.

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