Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.


DCMB Mission Statement

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.

DEI Team Goals and Activities

  1. Work with university leadership to advocate for a more equitable and inclusive climate for the entire University of Michigan community
  2. Take steps to improve inclusiveness and equity in our department based on a planned internal climate survey. 
  3. Develop relationships with partner institutions to enhance diverse student recruitment. HBCUs and other Minority serving institutions are encouraged to contact us.
  4. Apply for a Rackham Diversity Grant next funding round
  5. Host a symposium and discussion panel on Bioinformatics in Health Disparities Research
  6. Partner with similar departments to increase recruitment of diverse faculty, trainees and staff, and ensure that DCMB follows DEI recommendations in all recruitment efforts