Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across its missions of research, education, and service. As a core value, diversity embodies respect for one another and 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, disability, education, wealth, age, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. DEI prioritizes mutual respect and consideration of multiple perspectives.

We believe that a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment strengthens community and 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 welcomes all voices. We join IU School of Medicine in its commitment to provide equal opportunities to and positive mentorship for diverse learners.

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks to enhance DEI across IU School of Medicine missions in research, education and service with specific attention to:

  • Representational Diversity: recruitment, advancement, retention and vitality of trainees, faculty, staff and leadership from all groups of people. 
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  • Inclusive Climate: a culture of inclusion and civility where all individuals feel included, valued, respected and supported.
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  • Cultural Competence: cultural competence—inclusive of multicultural appreciation, humility and the value of diversity—as a cornerstone of education and research in an institution dedicated to patient-centered care.
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The department does not tolerate acts of discrimination, hate or intolerance. Learners, staff or faculty members who believe that they have experienced or witnessed mistreatment are encouraged to report such acts. Several offices and resources are available to personnel who may have been mistreated.

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