Hidden Figures: Featuring Scientists of Color, Past and Present

Constituency: Undergraduates; Grad students; Postdocs; Faculty; Staff

Office: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

A social media series organized by the Stanford Black Postdoc Association that highlights marginalized scientists that have continued to ascend up the academic ladder, or have pursued careers beyond the traditional academic roles. The series prominently features Stanford scientists, and also includes scientists from the broader Bay Area as well as nation-wide.


  • Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum

    The Forum features LGBTQ+ members of the Stanford Medicine community, as well as networking opportunities and opportunities for allies to show support.

  • Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH)

    The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) strives to enable collaborative programs in global health by reaching across geographic, cultural, economic, and gender boundaries to inspire a new generation of global health leaders.

  • Annual Diversity & Inclusion Forum

    The Annual Diversity & Inclusion Form is an enriching opportunity to learn about tools and strategies to enable participants to become effective change agents for diversity and inclusion in medical education.

  • ALLYlist

    Allies within Stanford Medicine are essential in sponsoring LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance, and are vital components of an increasingly inclusive medical community.

  • OUTlist

    The +OUTlist is a resource supporting Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ individuals in community-building, mentorship, and visibility.

  • Dean’s Lecture Series

    An opportunity for students, trainees, faculty and staff to explore current topics that impact Stanford Medicine's mission areas including lectures on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

  • McGann Lecture Series

    A lecture series that features seminars on the intersection of women, sexual and gender minorities, and health.

  • Civic Engagement Symposium

    The Civic Engagement Symposium explores multi-disciplinary approaches toward improving health, illness, and wellness.

  • Women's Health Forum

    The Annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum, provides a in-depth look at pressing topics in women's health.

  • SPHERE Center

    SPHERE is one of five national centers funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to focus on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.

  • 1st Generation Mentorship Program

    The 1st Generation Mentorship Program's goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship.

  • Unconscious Bias in Medicine CME Course

    This CME activity provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace.

  • Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC)

    The Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) fosters and advocates for the equal treatment and well-being of all students, trainees, faculty and staff at Stanford Medicine, regardless of their physical or cognitive differences.

  • Out in STEM (oSTEM)

    The Stanford Chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (oSTEM@Stanford) is part of the national student society dedicated to serving sexual and gender minority students, with a primary goal of fostering success in leadership, academic pursuits, and professional activity.

  • Community Health Symposium

    The Community Health Symposium is an annual event showcasing a wide range of service and partnership research projects undertaken by Stanford students, trainees, and faculty in underserved communities here and around the world.

  • WHSDM Center

    The Stanford Women's Health & Sex Differences in Medicine (WHSDM) Center acknowledges the wisdom of conducting innovative, multi-disciplinary research on women’s health and sex differences in biology and medicine.

  • Continuing Medical Education Online Courses

    Stanford connects practitioners to the latest online educational offerings through multi-modal teaching including on inclusive best practices.

  • Cardinal Free Clinics

    The Cardinal Free Clinics were created to fill a void in the health care safety net that is met by very few other providers, and represents a new and innovative model for providing free health care to the underserved.

  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

    Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science's (SACNAS) mission is to foster the success of underrepresented scientists in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

  • Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction & Advocacy

    Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction and Advocacy provides the foundation knowledge and essential skills for understanding, engaging with, and advocating for the neurodiverse population.

  • Stanford Hermanas in STEM

    Stanford Hermanas in STEM's main goal is to unite and build a community of support among Latina graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on campus.

  • Sisters in STEM

    Sisters in STEM offers a quarterly networking meeting addressing the particular needs and interests of Black women graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering.

  • Academic Career Prep

    The Preparing for Faculty Careers course is designed for advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from any discipline who are considering a faculty career.

  • Teaching Strategies for Diverse Classrooms

    In this interactive workshop, participants engage in a common experience as the basis for discussing how some students may experience science learning environments differently from one another.

  • Certificate in Critical Consciousness and Anti-Oppressive Praxis

    The goal of this certificate is to educate and prepare trainees with the tools necessary to navigate a dynamic future from a position of knowledge, empathy, and justice.

  • Diversity Perspectives Seminar Series

    The Diversity Perspectives Seminar Series is a trainee-hosted event that contributes to the ongoing, university-wide discussion on diversity and inclusion in academia.

  • Someone Like Me

    The postdoc-graduate student mentoring program seeks to provide more professional guidance to graduate students from minoritized backgrounds, who often struggle to find relatable role models at the faculty level.

  • Stanford University Staff Affinity Groups

    Stanford staff groups provide all staff members with opportunities for professional, educational, and social support.

  • Staff Mentorship Program

    The Staff Mentorship Program pairs experienced staff members with staff interested in developing their professional skills and in exploring other careers within the School of Medicine.

  • Ethnicity and Medicine

    An exciting course that challenges you to explore how culture and language impact the effectiveness of clinical encounters and the role of race and culture in caring for patients.

  • Gender and Intersectionality in Global Health

    This course explores how gender identity and relationships intersect with other social categorization to create systemic advantages or disadvantages that may explain and/or could address poor health outcomes within and across global communities.

  • Community Health Advocacy Course

    A three-quarter course series providing students with knowledge and concrete skills for working with and advocating for underserved populations.

  • Bing Overseas Studies Program in Oaxaca

    The Bing Overseas Studies Program in Oaxaca is a unique service-learning program that provides students with a deep understanding of the social, economic, and cultural factors impacting the health of Mexicans and Mexican immigrants to the United States.

  • Design Thinking Workshop

    The Design Thinking Medicine Challenge is an opportunity for San Francisco Bay and surrounding area undergraduates to come together, learn about the Design Thinking principles, and apply them to a challenge threatens the health and wellness of a community in the Bay Area.

  • Dia de los Muertos Pre-Health Conference

    This day-long event provides academic, professional, cultural and social support to Chicanos and Latinos pursuing careers in the areas of science, medicine and public health.

  • Perry Outreach Program

    The Perry Initiative is committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of orthopaedic surgery and engineering by running hands-on outreach programs across the country for women students in high school, college, and medical school.

  • Stanford Preview/African American, Black, and Caribbean Initiative

    Stanford Preview is designed to introduce diverse sophomores and juniors to the Stanford University campus and provide guidance in the graduate school admissions process.

  • Leadership Experience for Aspiring Physicians

    Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) is a project-based seminar series designed for Bay Area premedical students seeking structured leadership development while improving community health and wellness.

  • Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program

    The Stanford Summer Research Program-Amgen Scholars Program is a fully-funded research-intensive residential program that takes place on Stanford’s campus for a nine-week period.

  • SUMMA Conference

    Ideal for high school and undergraduate students considering medicine as a career, the day-long SUMMA conference offers an in-depth experience of what it takes to enter the medical field and succeed.

  • SURPAS Diversity & Inclusion Committee

    The purpose of the SURPAS Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to understand and support the needs of existing postdocs with minoritized voices and experiences.

  • LGBTQ Postdocs

    The LGBTQ Postdocs bring together members of their community across Stanford University to build support structures and provide professional guidance.

  • Stanford Black Postdoc Association (SBPA)

    The Stanford Black Postdoc Association is a vibrant community of the Black postdocs, across all disciplines, at Stanford University.

  • Hardship Fund

    The fund offers grants of up to $5,000 per household per academic year to postdoctoral scholars who meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Mentoring in Research

    This two-day workshop provides hands-on training to improve the mentoring skills of participants. We will shed light on your mentoring style, and provide feedback for how to interact with mentees and mentors of differing styles.

  • Non-Native Speaker Classes

    The Advanced English Skills for Non-Native Speakers series has 4 courses taught in small, intensive classes offered throughout the year designed to refine the proficiency and fluency in academic speaking and writing.

  • Stanford Latinx Postdoc Association (SLPA)

    The Stanford Latinx Postdoc Association (SLPA) is the postdoc comunidad on campus! SLPA strives to improve, enhance, and enrich the Latinx postdoctoral experience at Stanford.

  • Financial Assistance Program for Postdoctoral Scholars

    Emergency Grant-in-Aid Funds assist postdoctoral scholars who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses causing financial hardship for themselves or their dependents.

  • Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM)

    Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM) enables graduate students who might not typically consider a postdoc at Stanford the opportunity to see first-hand if Stanford would be a good match for them.

  • Women’s Faculty Networking

    The Women Faculty Networking group is open to all women faculty and instructors, across all lines, and continuously solicits topics and speakers of interest from women faculty throughout the year.

  • Diversity Liaisons

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity Liaisons are appointed by School of Medicine Clinical Department Chairs to serve as departmental representatives that liaise between the Chairs, members of their specific department, and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity to assist with faculty concerns, ideas and the advancement of excellence at Stanford School of Medicine.

  • Minority Faculty Networking

    Stanford Medicine’s Minority Faculty Networking group’s meetings offer an occasion to meet with and learn from colleagues.

  • Physician Wellness Committee

    The Stanford Physician Wellness Committee's vision is to "Create a practice environment that supports optimal physician wellness and professional satisfaction by ensuring the organization’s leadership, goals, structures and systems facilitate a healthy professional work-life."…

  • Radiology Diversity Initiative

    The Stanford Radiology Diversity Initiative aims to democratize medicine by assembling and maintaining a critical mass of diverse faculty with far-reaching backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.

  • Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

    A quarterly lecture series in which distinguished minority faculty members and scholars from across the country deliver academic presentations on topics relating to minority health.

  • Pediatrics Faculty Diversity Award - DRIVE

    Each year, the Stanford Pediatrics Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion are Vital for Excellence (DRIVE) Award recognizes a faculty member who has made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

  • HCOE/OFDD Faculty Fellowship

    The purpose of the annual HCOE/OFDD Faculty Fellowship is to help advance the careers of junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds as well as those with academic research in health disparities.

  • Dr. Augustus A. White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award

    The Dr. Augustus A. White III and Family Faculty Professionalism award serves to recognize outstanding work in helping to reduce health disparities or to enhance the effectiveness of minorities in the university community through research, education, mentoring or service.

  • McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards

    The annual McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards provide research/project funding to junior faculty women for career advancement, or to junior faculty men or women who support the advancement of women in medicine through research.

  • LGBT Medical Education Research Group

    The LGBT Medical Education Research Group's mission is to be a significant contributor to the field of LGBT health by creating and communicating new knowledge through innovative research, influencing health and educational policies, and advocating for LGBT patients and providers.

  • Cultural Considerations Workshop Series

    The Cultural Considerations in the Biomedical Workplace series serves to encourage members of the Stanford Medicine community to have dialogues about topics related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • AAMC Early-Career and Mid-Career Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity provides support for selected Stanford faculty to attend AAMC leadership programs throughout the academic year.

  • AAMC Early-Career and Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity provides support for selected Stanford faculty to attend AAMC leadership programs throughout the academic year.

  • McCormick Distinguished Lecture

    The McCormick Distinguished Lecture Series highlights the accomplishments of distinguished women in the fields of medicine and science.

  • LGBTQ+ Faculty Networking

    Stanford Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Faculty Networking Receptions provide a networking forum for LGBTQ+ faculty.

  • BioAIMS

    The purpose of BioAIMS is to address the needs and concerns of current minority graduate students in the biosciences.

  • BioPeers

    The Biosciences Peer Mentors (BioPeers) provide free and private peer-to-peer support for the Biosciences graduate student community.

  • Stanford Black Bioscience Organization (SBBO)

    The Stanford Black Bioscience Organization (SBBO) seeks to build a community among Black bioscientists in the School of Medicine in conjunction with the greater Black community at Stanford.

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Science (DAIS) Minicourse

    A minicourse that provides an introduction to the social science literature on factors contributing to gender disparities in the scientific workplace.

  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars

    The Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

  • DARE fellows

    The DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to advanced doctoral students who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate.

  • ADVANCE Summer Institute

    ADVANCE seeks to prepare students for a successful graduate career at Stanford and continuously builds on their successes.

  • Question, Persuade, Refer Institute (QPR)

    To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.

  • SoLID Mentorship Program

    The Solidarity, Leadership, Inclusion, Diversity (SoLID) Mentorship program connects biosciences students with faculty who can provide additional mentorship to guide and support students on issues that may be largely outside of their research.