Initiatives

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Upcoming events

Please check back for updates on upcoming DEIB related initiatives.

Past events

Rising Stars Symposium 2024

May 2, 2024

9:00 am - 6:00 pm PT

A valuable career and professional development opportunity, this event showcases the biomedical research of exceptional scientists nearing the completion of their doctoral degree or in all stages of postdoctoral training.

Vision of a New Cancer Center

August 7, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT

Robert A. Winn, M.D.
VCU Massey Cancer Center

Open Inclusion: Gender, Identity, and Feeling Valued

June 29, 2023

11:30 am - 12:30 pm PT

T.J. Tallie, Ph.D.
University of San Diego

Rising Stars Symposium 2023

May 4, 2023

9:00 am - 6:00 pm PT

A valuable career and professional development opportunity, this event showcases the biomedical research of exceptional scientists nearing the completion of their doctoral degree or in all stages of postdoctoral training.

Stepping Into Freedom: What is Juneteenth and How Does it Resonate with Us Today?

June 21, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT

T.J. Tallie, Ph.D.
University of San Diego

Rising Stars Symposium 2022

April 28, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT

A valuable career and professional development opportunity, this event showcases the biomedical research of exceptional scholars nearing the completion of their doctoral degree or in the early stages of postdoctoral training.

A Molecular Biologist's View of Implicit Bias

February 7, 2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

How can research and educational institutions overcome difficulties in attracting and retaining individuals from underrepresented groups?

Transferable lessons on DEI, from industry to academia

December 15, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D., Paula Toto, Ph.D., and Ryan Esquejo, Ph.D.

Education & Training DEI Committee Special Seminar

April 28, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Cornelius Taabazuing, Ph.D. and Yvette Yien, Ph.D.

Mathematical Modeling of Immune Cell Activation in Cancer

February 24, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Stacey D. Finley, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

DEIB News

Sanford Burnham Prebys’ Shadow Day supports diversity and inclusion in STEM education

November 20, 2023
Creating an inclusive environment in STEM is crucial for ensuring a broad range of perspectives and ideas, ultimately contributing to the advancement of scientific research and innovation.

A former Sanford Burnham Prebys postdoc writes about science and social responsibility

October 18, 2023
The laboratory, with its precise protocols and sterile tools, seems far removed from the often discordant chaos of U.S. society. But science does not happen in a socio-political vacuum, says Eric Lau, Ph.D., a former student and postdoc at Sanford Burnham Prebys, and research institutions shouldn’t pretend otherwise.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Cancer Center earns merit extension from NCI

August 9, 2023
Sanford Burnham Prebys’ Cancer Center has received a rare and prestigious Merit Extension Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), recognizing and rewarding its earlier accomplishments as well as current research plans. The award extends the center’s current 5-year Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) for an additional two years.

San Diego Pride is this week. We asked: Why are LGBTQ+ people the “invisible minority” in STEM?

July 11, 2023
Conversations around diversity and inclusion are abundant in academic institutions, but one group in particular—the LGBTQ+ community—is frequently left out of those conversations.

Back by popular demand: The Rising Stars Symposium at Sanford Burnham Prebys

May 17, 2023
The annual event aims to foster greater diversity in biomedical research and shine a spotlight on the next generation of scientific leaders.

STEM Shadow Day gives diverse students an inside look at Sanford Burnham Prebys

December 2, 2022
The day included lab tours for prospective graduate students and workshops for local high school students, all from underrepresented backgrounds

Sanford Burnham Prebys raises flag for Pride Month

June 13, 2022
Scientists and staff from across the Institute gathered to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at Sanford Burnham Prebys by attending a Pride flag raising ceremony

Sanford Burnham Prebys hosts inaugural Rising Stars Symposium

May 10, 2022
The three-day postdoctoral recruitment event provided professional development, leadership training, networking opportunities and mentorship sessions.

New CIRM grant to fund research internships for underrepresented high school students

January 25, 2022
The new award will fund summer research internships for 57 high school students.

Sanford Burnham Prebys to host first Rising Stars Symposium

January 25, 2022
The event, scheduled for April 27-29, aims to foster greater diversity in biomedical research and shine a spotlight on the next generation of scientific leaders.