Roswell Park is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, and we are proud of the people, programs and processes that have enabled us to meet and exceed our goals. Our differences are our strength.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has implemented policies and procedures to ensure that all employees, patients and partners are treated with respect and fairness regardless of their race, gender or other characteristics unique to who they are.
Employee committees and councils
Roswell Park’s internal committees and councils of representatives from across the organization provide multiple platforms for all voices to help shape, integrate and advance diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
Diversity Action Committee
Staff across Roswell Park provide recommendations for maintaining a respectful, inclusive, equitable and supportive workplace, shaping policies and programs to advance DEI.
President's Advisory Council
Staff at various levels directly communicate feedback and suggestions for improving DEI.
Roswell Park DEI Champions
Managers from many departments align operations and strategic planning with DEI Best Practices.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Communication Committee
Workgroup disseminates Roswell Park community outreach and support activities for greater community benefit and impact.
Corporate Social Responsibility Workgroup
Dedicated team coordinates employee donations of time, resources and community needed items such as backpacks, turkeys, toys and gift cards through the Roswell CARES program.
Did you know?
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been named to Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s Best Employers by State, based on an anonymous worker survey about workplace culture, benefits and inclusion.
Surveyors asked employees about pay and workplace safety as well as inclusive culture, remote-work benefits, the wage gap for women, and initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion. In all, the list ranks 1,382 employers across the country that received the most recommendations.
Equitable care for all
Roswell Park is proud to be recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2022. “As an important healthcare provider in our community, we want our patients to know that we see and hear them, and work hard to care for every individual with the equity and respect they deserve,” says Maansi Bansal-Travers, PhD, LGBTQ+ Task Force Chair and a scientist in the Department of Health Behavior.
We are proud to break ground on our new Community Outreach & Engagement Building at 907 Michigan Avenue in Buffalo. The project, which includes preservation of a home in Buffalo’s historic Fruit Belt neighborhood, will be the new home for our Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) team.
Our newest lung cancer screening on wheels — Early Detection Driven to You (Eddy) — is outfitted with state-of-the-art screening technology funded by New York State, will bring life-saving lung cancer screening to New Yorkers who need it most, especially medically underserved and racially diverse populations.
Community relations are central to Roswell Park’s vision, values and mission.Learn more
Celebrating Eva Noles
The first African American woman to train and graduate as a registered nurse in Buffalo, NY.Read more
Roswell Park is committed to reducing the impact of cancer on Indigenous communities regionally, nationally and internationally.Learn more