Tri-Institutional Minority Society

The Tri-Institutional Minority Society (TIMS) is a community of underrepresented minorities in science from Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medicine. The three main pillars of our organization are Community, Mentorship and Outreach. Our goals are to: 
  • Foster a strong, inclusive community between all students, employees and faculty
  • Strengthen relationships between basic scientists, clinicians, and everyone in between to forge better translational science for our communities
  • Work with institutional structures to promote the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring to academic settings
  • Provide upcoming scientists the tools and skills they need to navigate through the scientific world
  • Establish and strengthen communication between local minority scientists within the New York City area 
Within our organization, we host events such as:
  • Professional Development:
    • Mentorship Meals (casual lunch with minority faculty/clinicians within NYC area)
    • WCM Diversity Week Panels 
      • Topics such as Early Careers in Non-Traditional Scientific Paths, Health disparities in research, etc.
  • Outreach
    • TIMS Summer Scholars Research Program (TIMS SSRP) - undergraduate summer interns from underrepresented communities within the NYC area
    • TIMS-Outreach Club Big Red STEM Day
    • TIMS-Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC) Ethics in Medicine movie screening + discussion
  • Social:
    • Office of Diversity New Student Welcome Party
    • TIMS-Rockefeller Inclusive Science Initiative (RISI) holiday parties
    • TIMS-NYU Central Park picnic outing
    • Local happy hours
If you’re interested in joining our organization or want more info, email us at or visit our website here. Don’t forget to follow our social medias for updated info (see below)!
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