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HBCU Voices of STEM Excellence – Howard’s W. Marcus Lambert

Dr. Lambert, the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Life at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College, shares his reflections on the HBCU learning experience, its value throughout the African Diaspora, and his advice for today’s prospective HBCU students.

Learning the Ways of the Force

Advice to minority students in STEM fields on succeeding in graduate school

By W. Marcus Lambert May 27, 2015

It’s May, and by now you have selected a graduate program that will influence the next five to seven years of your life. For those just starting on this journey, anxiety may be creeping in; but don’t worry. I’ve taken a few wise words from Master Yoda to guide you on the path to a graduate degree, specifically for those people whose demographics are underrepresented in science. Welcome to graduate school, my young padawan. (Patience you must have.)...

Profile: Dr. Lambert, Director of Diversity and Student Services

“There’s nothing that brings me more happiness than having the chance to mentor students about the opportunities within science and medicine.”

Students come from all over the world to study at Weill Cornell’s Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS), drawn by our reputation as one of the top institutions for research and patient care, our unique partnerships with other leading healthcare institutions, and the collaborative environment that they foster. As a scientist with a doctorate in biomedical science, Dr. Marcus Lambert was drawn to Weill Cornell for these same reasons, and for the opportunity to be part of pivotal moments in students’ lives—from orientation through commencement....

Leadership Institute Promotes Diverse Perspectives in STEM

The prospect of building a community of scientists with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented groups, is part of what drew Marcus Lambert to apply and win a position at this year’s Leadership Institute.

Lambert’s background is in biomedical science and the study of mood disorders, but he began his career in 2014 as the director of diversity at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University’s medical school...

A passion for pathways: Careers in diversity and inclusion for STEM postdocs

By Alaina G. Levine Jan. 31, 2019

Scientists and engineers: Good at helping their own STEM-educated pros are stepping up to bat to aid in this critical effort to change the academy. W. Marcus Lambert, assistant dean of diversity and student life at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York, whose doctorate is in biomedical sciences, pivoted toward a career in D&I, due to “my lived experience [as an African American],” he says. “Being a part of an underrepresented group moving through science, I saw some of the barriers and challenges that come along with that. I was really motivated to try to do something about it.”...