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A cluster of images showing people in lab research and patient care roles. The people in the photos are from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into six critical areas at the cancer center:

  • Patient and clinical care
  • Accrual to clinical trials
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Education, training and onboarding
  • Culture and climate
  • Enhancing research with an equity lens


To address diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, we will have two phases.

Phase 1 consists of the formation of the Equity Council, the development, and the launch of recommendations and “quick start actions.” Phase 1 is currently the active phase of our efforts.

Phase 2 will consist of the formation of subcommittees, implementation and accountability.


Organizational charts of the committee structures for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of UNC Lineberger's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Phase 1 is illustrated by an executive core made up of two co-chairs and seven members; Phase 1 will also include an external facilitator and equity council members. Phase 2 is illustrated by the equity council plus several subcommittees; each subcommittee has its own chair.


Lineberger Equity Council

Learn more about the Lineberger Equity Council and how to get involved with diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Equity Council