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Departmental Statement and Initiatives to Combat Racial Injustice

Dear Biochemistry Community:

In the past months, both faculty and student leaders of our Department have been working on taking measures to combat racial injustice within the Department, now and into the future. During this time, we have taken concrete steps with the aim of bringing about short and long-term change to improve black representation in our Department and build a welcoming and inclusive environment for underrepresented trainees. Please read our joint statement outlining four steps the Department is taking immediately to combat racial injustice.


John D. York, Ph.D.
Natalie Overall Warren Professor of Biochemistry
Chair, Department of Biochemistry
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN 37232-0146