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The Society of Black Pathologists (SBP)

is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing barriers to diversity and inclusion, working to increase the number of Black and underrepresented minorities in pathology, providing mentorship to support career and leadership development, and expanding research in the area of healthcare disparities.

Building the Workforce and Providing Mentorship

Pipeline efforts to expand the pathology and laboratory medicine workforce are key to addressing health equities. SBP is committed to connecting with students from underrepresented minorities, supporting their training through scholarship aid, and providing mentorship and leadership opportunities that will allow them to make a significant impact on patient care.

Expanding Health Disparities Research

Providing quality care for all patients requires understanding and addressing diseases that disproportionately impact minorities. SBP’s mission involves conducting research that will expand our understanding of theses healthcare issues and guide the next steps to address them.
SBP seeks to encourage more Black and Brown populations to enter the pathology profession. Our goal is to provide mentorship and opportunities for leadership development such that the individuals in our profession reflect the communities we serve. To allow us to better care for all our patients, we plan to conduct more evidence-based research on healthcare issues that affect underrepresented populations.”
Carla L. Ellis, MD, MS, FASCP SBP President

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