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We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment with equal opportunities for all to discover, thrive, and contribute to Wistar’s mission of developing breakthrough biomedical discoveries to improve the health of all communities worldwide.

Find our latest DEI initiatives, Wistar staff spotlights and stories on the next gen scientists contributing to innovative discoveries.

The Women & Science Program is an initiative of The Wistar Institute that highlights the fundamental role played by basic and clinical research in addressing the scientific challenges related to women’s health. The program features contributions made by women scientists to biomedical research and raises funds to promote their work.

Wistar recognizes the Lenni-Lenape people as the original stewards of the lands on which we now stand.

DEI in Action


The goal of the Diversity in Science Seminar Series is to highlight the extraordinary work, research and experiences of scientists who advance innovation, inclusion, and diversity in science.

Check out video recordings from previous events.

2023 Series

April 27, 2023

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi is the Associate Dean in the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bottazzi, along with her partner Dr. Peter Hotez, were nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to people around the world.

2022 Series

Dr. Marie A. Bernard of the National Institutes of Health spoke at Wistar on diversity in biomedical research and shared initiatives aimed to support an inclusive scientific workforce.

In The News

Friends and scientists reunite at The Wistar Institute

DEI Resources

Embracing Inclusive Language

Below are guidelines to raise awareness, learning, and supporting the use of culturally sensitive terms and phrases.

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For more information about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, contact us at

WIDE (Wistar Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) Council Members