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The Northwestern University Recruitment to Transform Under-Representation and achieve Equity (NURTURE) Program seeks to accelerate institutional culture change toward inclusive excellence through innovative institutional initiatives in hiring, mentoring, promotion and tenure, evaluation, and institutional accountability to ensure that all faculty can thrive.

NURTURE features cluster hiring of a cohort of 15 new early-career faculty in three scientific neighborhoods: Cancer; Cardiovascular; and Brain, Mind and Behavior — unified by a cross cutting theme of “Cells to Community.” NURTURE is a collaborative initiative among Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, McCormick School of Engineering, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

NURTURE is supported by an NIH award to Northwestern University through the Office of Strategic Coordination/Office of the NIH Director as part of the NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program (award number U54CA272163). The NIH FIRST Program aims to transform academic culture to build a self-reinforcing community of scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.

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