The BRIM project is complete.

For information about the results, please see:

Carnes M, Sheridan J, Fine E, Lee YG, Filut A. Effect of a Workshop to Break the Bias Habit for Internal Medicine Faculty: A Multisite Cluster Randomized Controlled StudyAcad Med. 2023;98(10):1211-1219. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000005271

Carnes M, Sheridan J, Fine E, Lee YG, Filut A, Topp S. Engaging faculty in a workshop intervention on overcoming the influence of implicit biasJ Clin Transl Sci. 2021;5(1):e135. Published 2021 Jun 8. doi:10.1017/cts.2021.796

For information and questions about the BRIM project, contact WISELI.

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

Participating Institutions


University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Illinois – Chicago
University of Rochester Medical Center
Boston University
Brown University
University of Virginia
Indiana University
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Utah
Northwestern University
University of Florida
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pittsburgh Medical College
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
University of Minnesota
University of Colorado – Denver
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Tufts University