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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Biochemistry

The core value and mission of the Department of Biochemistry is to be an environment where all individuals can be the best trainee, the best scientist, the best teacher, the best staff member, the best person, that they can be. To be at the leading edge of discovery and education requires that our department culture be equitable, diverse, and inclusive. It requires that we be intentional in recruiting and supporting faculty, staff, and trainees with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and identities. It also requires that all members of our community participate in this mission. Vanderbilt University does not discriminate against individuals based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic background, or disability.

–David Cortez, Chair of Biochemistry

Upcoming Events

March 12, 2024 — DEI Journal Club, 3:00-4:00 PM, 618 Light Hall, “Show Don’t Tell: Diversity Dishonesty Harms
Racial/Ethnic Minorities at Work” discussion led by Louis Otero (Folkmann lab)

April 9, 2024 — DEI Journal Club, 3:00-4:00 PM, 618 Light Hall

May 14, 2024 — DEI Journal Club, 3:00-4:00 PM, 618 Light Hall

June 11, 2024 — DEI Journal Club, 3:00-4:00 PM, 618 Light Hall

Global Vanderbilt: Celebrating International Faculty

Chancellor Daniel Diermeier celebrates the contributions of Vanderbilt’s international faculty across campus. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Yi Ren and others share their experiences as international faculty and the importance of diverse points of view to academic excellence.