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Workforce Heterogeneity

Diverse workplaces create more innovative and effective interventions for our entire population. One of the goals of Frontiers is to advocate and facilitate the recruitment, retention and overall success of a diverse workforce across all partner institutions and to build an inclusive environment where diversity is valued as an essential asset for generating knowledge that most benefits the diverse populations that we serve.

The Workforce Heterogeneity core recognizes the many pathway programs that support students from communities that are underrepresented in medicine and science. The following pathway programs provide early opportunities for success in Translation Research and Science:  

STAR 2.0 (Children's Mercy Kansas City)


KU Cancer Center – ACE

KU Cancer Center – C-CLEAR

Other programs supporting students and trainees: 

Mission Vision Project KC 

If you would like your program listed above, please contact the Frontiers Workforce Heterogeneity Navigator


Workforce Heterogeneity Contacts

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Bridgette Jones, M.D., MS

Lead Translational Endeavors

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Carrie  Francis, M.D.

Workforce Heterogeneity Lead

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Joanna Weidler-Lewis, Ph.D.

Workforce Heterogeneity Navigator

Interested in Learning More?

One of our Navigators would be happy to assist you in learning more about their respective areas by contacting us below.

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