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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.

UNC DEI Resources

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Upcoming DEI Events and Trainings

Wednesday, January 13 1:00pm-5:00pm

 

Standard Safe Zone Training

The Standard Safe Zone is a four-hour training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. There is a short intermission about half way through.

Register here.

 

 

 

Friday, January 15 10:00am-2:00pm

 

Health Care Safe Zone Training

Health Care Safe Zone is a four-hour alternative to Standard Safe Zone that similarly introduces concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The curriculum also covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources, and common health professional scenarios, along with a terminology primer and strategies for allyship. This training is intended to address concerns particular to Health Care professionals, though it is open to all campus and community members.

Register here.

 

 

 

Sunday, January 17 6:00pm

 

UNC MLK, Jr. Memorial Virtual Banquet

Register now for the annual MLK, Jr. Memorial Virtual Banquet with keynote NC Superior Court Judge Carl Fox and special guests including Governor Roy Cooper!

Register here.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 26 6:00pm

 

UNC MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Hear from keynote speaker Patrisse Cullors (Co-Founder/Executive Director of #blacklivesmatter) at this year’s MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony! MLK UNC-CH Scholarships and Unsung Heroes Awards will also be presented.

Register here.

 

Latest UNC Genetics DEI News

UNC Genetics DEI Committee

Beverly Koller PhD
Beverly Koller PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
UNC Genetics DEI Liaison
Committee Chair

Jonathon Cornett
John Cornett
Student Services Manager
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Terry Furey
Terry Furey, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics and Biology

Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD
Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Nutrition

Samir Kelada
Samir Kelada, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics