"The University of Michigan cannot be excellent without being diverse in the broadest sense of that word. We also must ensure that our community allows all individuals an equal opportunity to thrive."
- Mark Schlissel, President of the University of Michigan
Diversity is a key component of excellence, especially for solving the complex biomedical challenges that our field of computational medicine and bioinformatics faces. Furthermore, we believe all people regardless of background, race, religion, sexual/gender orientation, age or disability deserve an equitable opportunity to pursue the education and career of their choice and to have a safe space in which to pursue it. To increase our diversity, we aim to create a more inclusive environment with support for equitable education, and to recruit a diverse faculty and student body.