DEI Resources

The Neuroscience Training Program is dedicated to promoting education and understanding of difficult topics like racism, bias, and privilege both in scientific research and beyond. Below are resources of DEI organizations and resources to further education on these issues of racism, bias, and privilege.

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BIPOC Resources

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UW-Madison Organizations

UW-Madison Programs

The UW-Madison Bioscience Initiative for Recruiting and Networking (BIRN) is a program that connects UW-Madison bioscience faculty, staff, and graduate students with faculty, advisors, and prospective underrepresented minority (URM) students from other institutions and/or geographic areas.

The Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars (SciMed GRS) to enhance the experiences of underrepresented graduate students in the biological sciences.

Greater Madison Area

BIPOC in Neuroscience

Personal Stories

For Black Scientists, the Sorrow is Also Personal” – Dr. Kafui Dzriasa’s story about being a trailblazer in the field of psychiatry and his fears that coincide with being a black academic in America. He discusses the consequences racial bias in science research.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Speaks on Being Black, and Women Scientist” – Neil speaks on being a minority in a white male dominated society, specifically in science.

What I’ve Learned About Being a Black Scientist” – An Ivy League Black scientist discusses privilege and challenges of life that come as being a Black scientist in America, and what his vision is for the future.


What Black scientists want from colleagues and their institutions” – Black academics in science and beyond have curated a list of actions steps that white colleagues can do to create a safer space to have difficult conversations, conduct research, and bring in more diversity to lab spaces.

Mitigating Implicit Bias: Tools for the Neuroscientist” – A group of experts from various specialties of academics put together resources to address implicit biases in academia.

Becoming Anti-Racist” – A powerpoint put together by graduate students Angeline Dukes and Elena Dominguez, and faculty member Dr. Autumn Ivy, at UC-Irvine.

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Neuroscience Faculty” – A recording of a webinar that covers enhancing diversity within faculty of neuroscience programs, the myths surrounding it, and how to navigate the challenges.

Responding To Injustice – A Message for our Non-Black Allies Who Want To Join the Struggle” – Video to address privilege, give action steps to white allies, speaking out against systems of racism, and putting the putting the black community in front of the movement.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

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UW-Madison Organizations

UW-Madison Gender and Sexuality Campus Center

A full list of UW-Madison LGBTQIA+ orgs can be found here.

Below are a couple of organizations that intersect with BIPOC identities.

Greater Madison Area