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Our Philosophy

UNC TIBBS views career and professional development holistically and emphasizes development of the whole person, across personal, career, and academic goals. Based on this philosophy, we actively support a number of social identity groups and programs under the career development umbrella – you can read more about them below! We also partner with our IMSD community to offer career development workshops that address the unique experiences of members of our community from historically excluded groups.

TIBBS Affinity Groups & DEI Programs

Affinity Groups

TIBBS supports student groups including our Affinity Groups which provide community, social events, and professional development for many of the diverse social identities that our trainees hold! Learn more about our affinity groups!

JEDI Program

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Leadership Fellows program: Fostering the development of emerging leaders in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Learn more about our JEDI Leadership Fellows Program.

Dismantling Racism in Academia

The biomedical research community comes together monthly to discuss current topics, readings, podcasts, and other media addressing racial equity in STEM, biomedical sciences, and academia more broadly (co-led and attended by graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff) at our Dismantling Racism in Academia (DRA): Journal Club & Discussion Group meetings. Attend one of our DRA: Journal Club & Discussion Group sessions.

UNC and BBSP Resources

Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) program embrace diversity of both people and thought to foster an environment in which all students can succeed. Learn more about our BBSP and OGE commitment to diversity and inclusion.


UNC also has a variety of centers and programs for specific interests groups including women, ethnic groups, international students and more.  Click here for BBSP links to the many Diversity and Inclusion programs/services available to UNC students and staff.