C - Change

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Inspired by Brandeis’ founding values of openness, inclusiveness and social justice, the National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine (known as C - Change) engages medical schools in action-research to facilitate institutional culture changes that allow all faculty members and physicians in training to contribute fully and reach their own full potential.

C - Change (for culture change) does this by fostering an inclusive, humanistic, relational and energizing culture and by encouraging diversity in leadership. As part of this effort, C - Change seeks to accelerate the advancement and leadership of women and members of underrepresented groups in academic medicine.

Over the past decade, C - Change has generated and published substantial qualitative and quantitative data on the overall culture of academic medicine in the USA and other countries. In addition, contributing to C - Change’s research on effective and innovative models of mentoring, medical school faculty across the USA (and also from other countries) are welcomed as Fellows in the year-long C - Change Mentoring & Leadership Institute at Brandeis.

C - Change Modes of Action-Research

Linda PololiDistinguished research scientist Dr. Linda Pololi directs the C - Change Initiatives.

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