Karen L. Osborne Greene is the Administrative Director for Research in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI), building on decades of diversity, equity and inclusion work by CDI and others within and outside of Mass General. Karen’s focus is on the Mass General research workforce and coordinating with departments/centers, investigators and administrators within and outside of Mass General to support and promote efforts that will increase diversity, ensure equity and inclusion for all and support and promote UiM faculty.
Working with the CDI Co-Faculty Directors for Research, Karen will identify and implement strategies to remove obstacles to career development for UIM research faculty. She will collaborate with HMS, HMS affiliates and other Mass General departments on developing UiM research faculty and fellows and assist in the identification and communication of leadership opportunities. She will help ensure our youth are exposed to careers in healthcare and their interest and passion to assist others through careers in research is supported. She will also provide insight and implement strategies and programs to assist with work-life balance of UiM researchers.
In addition to CDI, Karen is also the Assistant Director for Grants and Awards for the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR), in which she is responsible for overseeing ECOR’s internal grants and awards program and staffing research committees. This includes the Mass General Committee on Awards and Honors which promotes Mass General research and its esteemed investigators by ensuring nominations to prestigious awards and scientific societies and the Subcommittee on Animal Resources (SAR) which supports the Mass General research community.
Karen has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Partners in Excellence Award for her involvement in the 2006 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration and a Greater Boston YMCA Achievers Award, given in recognition of the professional and community-based achievements of African-American professionals throughout the Boston area. In her personal time, Karen serves as the co-chair of a non-profit organization of volunteers who help local residents in a temporary crisis by preparing/delivering meals, running errands, providing rides to medical appointments and other tasks to provide support and help to those in need.