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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

July

 

(BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month

For the month of July, we’re joining with campus partners in recognizing Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month. Together we’re bringing you a variety of resources to support the mental wellbeing of employees from all communities, races and cultures.

See schedule of events here.

 

   

Wednesday, Aug. 11 1:00-5:00pm

 

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.

Register here.

 

   

Tuesday, August 24 10:00am-1:00pm

 

 

Respect 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.

 

   

Thursday, August 26 9:00am-11:30am

 

Unconscious Bias Workshop

This workshop explores unintended/implicit bias and introduces foundational concepts that are necessary to additional engagement with DEI-related topics and issues..

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
Mentor Training:
*SOM DEI Program part 1 – Unconscious Bias

Jonathon Cornett
John Cornett
Student Services Manager
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Mentor Training:
*Mental Health First Aid
*Safe Zone

Terry Furey
Terry Furey, PhD
Professor of Genetics and Biology
Mentor Training:
*Bias 101
*Center for Faculty Excellence Mentoring Workshop
*Faculty Mentoring Workshop for Biomedical Researchers

Samir Kelada
Samir Kelada, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
Mentor Training:
*ACCLAIM
*Bias 101
*Culturally Aware Mentoring
*Faculty Mentoring Workshop for Biomedical Researchers