The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across its missions of research, education, career development and service. As a core value, diversity embodies respect for one another and an appreciation of differences among people. To this end, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences, including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, language, nationality, religion or belief in religion, disabilities, education, wealth, age, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. Diversity embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives.
We believe that a diversity-aware and diversity-friendly environment strengthens community and can acts as a catalyst for change within both the academic community and society at large. The department thus has a responsibility to provide opportunities and support for students, staff and faculty in an environment that encompasses all individuals and welcomes all voices. We join IU School of Medicine in its commitment to provide equal opportunities to and positive mentorship for diverse learners. Together, we strive to mitigate marked health-related disparities in Indianapolis and in the State of Indiana.