University of Wisconsin–Madison

Did you know…

… the average cost of losing a faculty member in a department of medicine exceeds $400,000?

… improving departmental climate can increase faculty retention, particularly for female faculty and faculty of color?

… male and female faculty in departments with good climate write more papers and bring in more grant dollars?

… women in more supportive climates experience lower levels of work-to-family conflict, even when working 70 hours per week?

The BRIM Initiative can help improve your departmental climate by addressing implicit bias among faculty members.


The BRIM Initiative features a three-hour evidence-based workshop with three modules:

  1. Implicit bias as a habit
  2. Becoming bias literate: if you name it, you can tame it
  3. Evidence-based strategies to break the bias habit