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UNC Genetics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Department of Genetics is committed to achieving excellence through equity. We recognize that diversity in our Faculty, Staff and Trainees is essential; it is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation and thus critical for achieving excellence.  We therefore strive to create an inclusive community where differences in identity, culture, background, experience, status, and abilities are valued, and all individuals are respected. Diversity of ideas, experiences, and viewpoints creates the rich matrix necessary to achieve the mission of the department.

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Upcoming DEI Events and Trainings

Wednesday, September 21

11:00am-1:30pm

 

Unconscious Bias Awareness

Explores unintended/implicit bias and introduces foundational concepts that are necessary to additional engagement with DEI-related topics and issues. This workshop will be offered monthly throughout the year, and is strongly recommended to be first training that participants attend.

 

Register here.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 13

10:00am-1:00pm

 

Respecting All Workshop

This workshop explores microaggressions and biased behavior prevalent in the SOM and provides participants tools with which to intervene when witnessing acts of disrespect and discrimination.

Register here.

 

 

 

Monday, December 5

1pm-4pm

 

Racial Justice Workshop

This workshop addresses structural racism in the United States. The workshop explores the history of race as a social construct and the effects of racism on our education and health care systems. It also engages participants in a discussion of how to combat structural racism within the School of Medicine.

Register here.

Latest UNC Genetics DEI News

Shadow A Scientist 2022

August 1, 2022

Graduate Students Sarah Brotman (GMB), Saygin Gulec (BCB), and Nisitha Sengottuvel (GMB) Participate in 2022 “Shadow a Scientist” Program

Sarah Brotman (Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Student in the Karen Mohlke lab), Saygin Gulec (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Student in the Tim Elston and Klaus Hahn labs), and Nisitha Sengottuvel (Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Student in the Chad Pecot lab) participated in the 2022 UNC “Shadow a Scientist” Program.

DEI Related Funding Opportunities

UNC Genetics DEI Committee

Adrian Beltran, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
UNC Genetics DEI Liaison
Committee Chair
Mentor Training:
*Bias 101
*DEI Program Part 1 – Unconscious Bias
*Mental Health First Aid
*OGE Mentor Training: Train The Trainer
*TEAM ADVANCE

Jonathon Cornett
John Cornett
Student Services Manager
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Mentor Training:
*DEI Program Part 1: Unconscious Bias Awareness
*DEI Program Part 2: Respecting All
*Let’s Talk About Race
*Managing Bias
*Mental Health First Aid
*OGE Mentor Training: Train The Trainer
*Racial Justice Workshop
*REI Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1
*Respecting All Workshop
*Safe Zone
*UNC School of Medicine DEI Certificate