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Vision and Mission Statement

The Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences strives to create an inclusive environment for training, research, and discovery, where faculty, staff and trainees from diverse backgrounds and identities experience respect and a sense of belonging; and where they are supported and empowered to reach their full potential.

Our mission to create an inclusive community is based on the following core principles:

  • Building an inclusive community is a shared responsibility.
  • Building an inclusive community leads to excellence.
  • Building an inclusive community enables the benefits of diversity to foster creativity and accelerate discovery.