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Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism & Equity in MMI

Activities Fostering Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDARE) in MMI


MMI'S IDARE Literature Club

MMI IDARE Literature Club

Enjoying reflective reading? Looking for a community to learn from and share thoughts with about racism, inequities, and how to do better?

Led by Ms. Lawanda Lewis, our group agrees on a reading rhythm, the materials covered, as well as the meeting schedule collaboratively. 
Sign up now to indicate your interest to participate in the MMI IDARE Literature Club! 

Everyone is welcome at any time!


Community Engagement and Outreach

Internship Programs

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) as well as the JHSPH Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) are longterm partners in MMI's community outreach activities. Over the years, many outstanding undergraduate students from Baltimore, Baltimore County and all over the United States have contributed and  tremendously enriched countless research projects in our laboratory groups, and we warmly welcome applications from our interns into the MMI graduate programs. 

Civic Engagement

Through innovative teaching we are integrating IDARE values into our graduate education programs and beyond. Among our community engagement efforts are student and faculty initiatives to support local high schools, such as the Commodore John Rogers School or the Baltimore Polytech Institute, in their instructional and and learner assessment efforts. Moreover, with support from JHU SOURCE and MMI's R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education, we partner with local community organizations to develop and teach novel service-learning formats that allow our students to meaningfully contribute to the Baltimore community through civic engagement projects in an online environment. 

MMI'S Science Showcase 

Dr Vivien Thomas

Interested in historic and contemporary stories about science? In collaboration with JHU SOURCE, librarians and historians from the JH Schools of Public Health and Medicine, MMI's R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education (R3ISE) invites interested volunteers to help compose a collection of facts and stories about the contributions of underrepresented groups to science. Results will be displayed on the R3ISE and MMI Department websites, and also published at a later point. 

Interested in participating? Contact us!