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Inclusion Statement

The Department of Cell Biology & Physiology (CBP) acknowledges the historical and persistent existence of racism, inequity, and exclusion in the sciences, the academic environment, and society at large and we are committed to combating this inequality.  We recognize that an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment for faculty, students, postdoctoral/clinical fellows, and staff enriches our university by building creative teams that foster scientific discovery and enhance our teaching mission. As a department, we are passionate about creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse environment for everyone, are committed to increasing equity and diversity and creating true and evident inclusion, regardless of religion, disability, socioeconomic background, national origin, race, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.

UNC DEI Resources

The Office of Inclusive Excellence provides coordination, oversight and leadership of the UNC SOM’s diversity and inclusion programs and leads the school efforts to maintain and continue to build upon a diverse faculty and inclusive environment that values and respects the contributions of all members of the community.

The Office enhances efforts toward increased diversity and inclusion in our SOM community in cooperation with chairs, deans, and other institutional leaders and intersects with all areas of the institution, including admissions, human resources, faculty recruitment, professional development, academic leadership and institutional advancement, as well as the UNC Health Care.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Support/Resources/Organizations:

DEI Certificate Program

The Office of Inclusive Excellence offers a training program for both faculty and staff to foster an inclusive environment. A series of workshops required to complete the certificate encompass Unconscious Bias and Respecting All trainings. For more information, visit

Provost Office of Diversity

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion seeks to unite our Carolina community through a shared expression of our collective outrage, voices of conscious perspectives, and resources for action.


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At the UNC School of Medicine, “diversity” and “inclusion” are not jargon; they are essential parts of our culture, here at the largest medical school in North Carolina. We use these terms to foster a sense of belonging among our students, staff, faculty, and the patients we care for in Chapel Hill and around the state.


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Diverse experiences, backgrounds, viewpoints, and contributions are key elements for the success of any enterprise. The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to sustaining a diverse graduate student body and fostering a climate of inclusion and acceptance. We aim to contribute to the successful degree completion of each student through targeted academic and professional development programs.


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This toolkit is a repository of resources and ideas offered to support all efforts to improve justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. The hope is that this will be a living, responsive toolkit that can serve many people, at different points, in different ways. It is a work in progress that you can contribute to and shape.


CBP DEI Committee