Ongoing events across our country and locally have brought into sharp focus the injustices and inequalities that our colleagues and neighbors face. We will not settle for the status quo. Toward this end, Penn Physiology has formed a committee to implement new practices to continually improve diversity and inclusivity and to advocate for equal access and support for career opportunities for the next generation of scientists.
Our goal is to provide resources and outlets for teaching, training, mentorship, collaborations, and meetings in our Department. Specifically, this Committee has inaugurated a set of initiatives focusing on (1) implementation of implicit bias training sessions with extensive cross-department discussions, (2) introduction of DOPAMINE, a platform that supports and encourages scientific, professional, and interpersonal development (3) institution of a seminar series featuring extraordinary scientists from diverse backgrounds, and (4) outreach to young scientists from diverse backgrounds for departmental sponsored research experiences.
Our events are centered around supporting the faculty, staff, and students of the Physiology Department, while encouraging undergraduate and high school students to participate as well. We hope our Department will be a model for the University of Pennsylvania, and the extended academic community, and will demonstrate the power of an inclusive environment as a catalyst for outstanding research.
* Erika Holzbaur - Professor
* Melike Lakadamyali – Associate Professor
* Robert Cail - Goldman/Ostap Lab
* Juliet Goldsmith - Holzbaur Lab
* Sierra Palumbos - Holzbaur Lab
* Jillian Weissenrieder - Foskett Lab
* Jaclyn Welles - Titchenell Lab
* Carol Deutsch - Professor
* Jody Dantzig - Goldman Lab
* Angela Taylor - Business Office
* Charles Bond - Lakadamyali Lab
* Adriana Santiago-Ruiz - Lakadamyali Lab
* Fred Fregoso - Dominguez Lab