Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Established in October 2020 – Stepping up to enhance and cultivate a climate of integrity and respect for all
The mission of the CBS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to support the department’s efforts to attract and retain talented trainees and scientist from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, carrying diverse life experiences and perspectives.
Mission, Objectives and Responsibilities
The department of Computational and Systems Biology is committed in creating an environment where students, staff and faculty feel valued, included and free to express their beliefs and ideas. CSB appreciates the unique way each and everyone contributes in creating a successful niche dedicated to the advancement of knowledge. The mission of the CBS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to support the department’s efforts to attract and retain talented trainees and scientist from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, carrying diverse life experiences and perspectives. The objectives of the Committee are the following:
- Expand (high-school & undergraduate) mentorship programs (e.g. TECBio) to help create opportunities for a wider and more diverse pool of new researchers.
- Host a talk (Akash) that will allow new students to be aware of both outreach committees (so they can join) during their Introduction Week.
- Further analyze and break down results of the Climate Survey.
- Create ways for more POC/URMs/Women to join the program
- Work on recruitment from a Departmental standpoint.
- Create and utilize a meaningful connection to the ODI for resources and guidance on further diversifying the program. The D&I Committee will be responsible for:
- Creating opportunities for the members of the department to provide feedback
- Creating opportunities for the trainees to have meaningful interaction with leadership and address issues of equity and inclusion in the department
- Providing feedback to leadership regarding climate, work culture, inclusion and diversity in the department
- Recommending strategies for increased recruitment, retention and advancement of students, fellows and faculty from under-represented groups (racial, ethnic and other minority groups).
- Conducting a bi-annual self-assessment The D&I committee will meet once a month and consists of 8 members of the department’s students, fellows, faculty and staff.
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Mourning Larry E. Davis
The University of Pittsburgh community is mourning the passing of Larry E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work from 2001-2018 and founding director of its Center on Race and Social Problems. Davis died on March 30.
|Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion||https://www.diversity.pitt.edu/|
|Training and program videos from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Pitt||Pitt Diversity – YouTube|
|Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program||https://www.diversity.pitt.edu/education/diversity-and-inclusion-certificate-program|
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