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Office of Faculty, Staff and Student Diversity for the Health Sciences

an image is hereFrances L. Brisbane, Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Sciences Workforce Diversity

Diversity is one of the Health Sciences Center core values.  In developing and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community, we respect and engage across differences. We recognize that diversity, inclusion and equity are cornerstones for excellence. We build bridges and establish relationships. Individually and collectively we critically examine and challenge our biases, assumptions, institution structures, policies, procedures and world views. We understand and seek to address inequalities and grow both intellectually and personally through meaningful diverse experiences.

As the Vice President for Health Sciences Workforce Diversity, it is an honor to serve the Stony Brook University Health Sciences in this inaugural position.  I believe that the key to achieving diversity, inclusion and equity at Stony Brook is by establishing a community where everyone is valued for their expertise, experiences, and education.  Stony Brook is actively committed to attracting and retaining a diverse body of graduate and professional students, residents and faculty in an environment that is dedicated to excellence.

Welcome to our new office and website!