Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Carbone Cancer Center

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential and foundational elements of the mission and overall strategic plan of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC). UWCCC is dedicated to fostering DEI while pursuing our three goals: innovative and impactful research, patient- and family-centered care, and community and collaborative partnerships.

Dr. Howard Bailey, the Director of the UW Carbone Cancer Center
Dr. Howard Bailey, UW Carbone Cancer Center Director

A Message from our Director

Dr. Howard Bailey, MD

“Our work is guided by three overarching goals: research, patient care, and collaborative partnerships. In achieving each goal, diversity, equity and inclusion are essential. We are engaged in an intentional partnership between the University of Wisconsin and UW Health to develop and maintain a diverse workforce, create collaborative initiatives, and strategically hire into DEI pathways. Our collective effort is to ensure that the UWCCC is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.”

Diversity Partners

We share a common diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy with the School of Medicine and Public Health. We also partner closely with UW Health, our academic health system, on diversity initiatives.


Dr. Anand Narayan

Dr. Narayan (he/him/his) is the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the UW Carbone Cancer Center and co-leads the Diverse Workforce and Equity Transformation Committee (DWETC).

His top priority is to enhance the diversity and representation in faculty and staff of the Center through utilizing resources from UW–Madison, UW Health, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Carbone Cancer Center.



Patty Cisneros Prevo

Patty Cisneros Prevo (she/her/ella) is the Carbone Cancer Center’s program manager of diversity, equity and inclusion.

She co-leads our Diverse Workforce and Equity Transformation Committee (DWETC) with Dr. Narayan and collaborates with leaders across our department to develop DEI initiatives, programs and events.

Contact Patty at pcisnerosprevo@uwhealth.org.


Plan to Enhance Diversity

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released the Cancer Center Support Grants (CCSG) guidelines to include a new core component called the Plan to Enhance Diversity, or PED. The UWCCC’s Plan to Enhance Diversity (PED) constitutes a commitment of resources to enhance the diversity of membership, leadership, staff, trainees, and advisors. Our PED is a cornerstone to achieving the UWCCC mission and vision to defeat cancer by rapidly applying groundbreaking research, prevention, and treatment.

Our DWETC Committee

The Carbone Cancer Center is committed to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, and trainees. The Diverse Workforce and Equity Transformation Committee guides and holds the UWCCC accountable to the PED, monitors the implementation of the PED, and includes members at all ranks.