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.

Our commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and access

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.

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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.

Did you know?

Roswell Park was named to the America’s Best Employers For Diversity 2024 list, compiled by Forbes in partnership with research firm Statista. This is the second time Roswell Park has been included in this ranking, now in its seventh year. 

Based in part on survey results from 170,000 people working for U.S. organizations with at least 1,000 employees, America’s Best Employers for Diversity recognizes companies that have remained steadfast in their commitment to DEI. Participants were asked to anonymously rate companies based on approach to diversity, equity and inclusion as it pertains to such criteria as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation.

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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.

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Reaching out to our neighbors

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.

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Mobile lung cancer screening 

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.

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Roswell Employees work to clean up their community

Community programs

Community relations are central to Roswell Park’s vision, values and mission.

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Celebrating Eva Noles

The first African American woman to train and graduate as a registered nurse in Buffalo, NY.

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The staff of the Center for Indigenous Cancer Research stands in front of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Indigenous communities

Roswell Park is committed to reducing the impact of cancer on Indigenous communities regionally, nationally and internationally.

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A message from our Chief Diversity Officer Crystal Rodriguez-Dabney