The Bioscience PhD Programs are dedicated to enriching an already diverse student training environment. We collaborate with university entities to create a campus climate that accommodates and is inclusive to all members of the graduate community.
Student Resource Centers
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Actions and Resources
- Educate Yourself and Others
- Academic Resource Papers
Participate in discussions, be vocal, safely join in a protest/demonstration
Inform Yourself and Vote - Especially for candidates of color whose policies you agree with, write your senator/congress member to support legislation for racial equality
Step out of your Comfort Zone - Involve yourself in activities that place you in an environment where you will be exposed to people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Attend museums, music events, ethnic festivals, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, or any other public place where you will share space with people different from yourself
- Seek out and take Unconscious Bias and Microaggression Training
- The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Unconcious Bias Course
University of Utah SACNAS Chapter:
Utah SACNAS Chapter Mission:
SACNAS is an all-inclusive community dedicated to supporting diversity and fostering success in under-represented STEM fields from students to professionals. Our goal is to help these members attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Come be a part of the vibrant SACNAS community at the University of Utah and help us cultivate a safe and secure scientific community filled with the brightest scientists. We aim to provide a holistic approach to STEM training by organizing opportunities for professional development, cultural programming, resilience training, and a pipeline of support and mentoring within a national network. Be the best U with the University of Utah SACNAS chapter.
2020 SACNAS National Meeting:
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The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a three-day gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.
2020 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS):
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The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award, is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.
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