Office of Faculty Development and Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I)

Our Faculty Development efforts create opportunities for continuous professional development to equip faculty with the latest tools to fine-tune their teaching pedagogy, enhance research and grant-writing excellence, as well as thrive within their own careers through leadership opportunities and wellness promotion.

The College of Medicine recruits top-notch faculty from across the globe, pioneers in their field, and dedicated to the CoM mission to prepare students for compassionate patient care, excellence in research and scholarship, and socially conscious service. They are Leaders for America, Leaders for the Global Community.

The goal of the office is to link medical faculty to campus-wide opportunities and to create new opportunities, unique and responsive to the interests of the medical faculty. The program aims to support faculty in attaining excellence in the academic competency of their choice.

To support you, we:

  • provide knowledge and skill-building seminars and workshops,
  • organize departmental mentorship and leadership programs
  • promote professional development courses offered through other programs, and
  • create web-based information resources to support faculty development.

The office also assist new faculty in obtaining important information when coming on board as a new faculty member.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)

The College of Medicine, since its inception in 1868, has been a conscientious trailblazer for social and health justice, equity, and diversity.   Our students and faculty are among the most diverse in the world, and delivery of socially conscious service is in our mission.

The newly established J.E.D.I. Office of the College of Medicine aims to ensure that Equity, Diversity, Inclusion are prioritized and executed in today’s modern context, with focus on diversity beyond racial lines. Through workshops, seminars, and policies, we will create a culture of inclusivity and belonging to embrace faculty, student, and staff diversity as an enriching asset.

Contact Us

Howard University 
College of Medicine 
520 W Street, NW
1105 NUMA P.G. Adams Bldg, Room 1308 
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-3837
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Marjorie C. Gondré-Lewis, Ph.D
Associate Dean (I)
Chief J.E.D.I Officer
Office of Faculty Development, Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI)
College of Medicine






Veronica Bruce
Program Coordinator
(202) 806-3837