Building Roads to Inclusivity and Diversity in Graduate Education
BRIDGE aims to promote the inclusion of diverse perspectives in clinical science. The project focuses on three aims:
A primary aim of BRIDGE is to support students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in clinical science graduate programs. One initiative toward this aim is the annual BRIDGE Visit Day which was recently expanded to include all of UD's Psychological and Brain Sciences Ph.D. programs (behavioral neuroscience, clinical science, cognitive, and social). Other initiatives include outreach and professional development seminars that aim to help prepare under-represented students for gaining admittance into clinical science graduate programs.
A second aim of BRIDGE is to build connections between graduate programs for the purpose of promoting inclusion and diversity in the field. Through this professional network, we share resources and strategies, encourage feedback, and discuss progress and challenges.
To join our group, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING
A final aim of BRIDGE is to continue improving diversity and inclusion in our own program. We are currently developing an action plan toward this aim, and we welcome feedback and collaboration.
To get involved with our improvement efforts, please email: email@example.com
BRIDGE is generously supported by funding from The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (https://www.psych.udel.edu), The Center for The Study of Diversity (https://www.csd.udel.edu), The College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.cas.udel.edu), and The APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology II (CEMRRAT2) Task Force (http://www.apa.org).