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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.


University of Utah SACNAS Chapter:

SACNAS group photo

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.





Jeannette Sigala       Jeanette Ducut-Sigala, PhD

          Manager | Science Diversity Program
          Biosciences PhD Programs | University of Utah
          SACNAS Administrator | University of Utah Chapter
          "Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science"
          EHSEB 3650 | 26 S 2000 E | Salt Lake City, UT 84112
          (650) 862-8604







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2020 SACNAS National Meeting:

2020 National SACNAS conference is coming to town

*Photo/Layout Credit to SACNAS

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):


*Photo/Layout Credit to ABRCMS

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.


Nondiscrimination and Disability Accommodation Statement 

"The University of Utah does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, status as a disabled individual, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information or protected veteran's status, in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. Additionally, the University endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations and to ensure equal access to qualified persons with disabilities. Inquiries concerning perceived discrimination or requests for disability accommodations may be referred to the University's Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 South Presidents Circle, Rm.135, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, 801-581-8365 (voice/tdd), 801-585-5747 (fax).


Last Updated: 10/23/20