Lab Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Diversity and inclusion are core values in the Orphan lab and essential to our success and continued excellence in science. We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers that gain inspiration from working in an environment which celebrates different backgrounds, race, gender, sexual orientation, religions, and country of origin.
We acknowledge the role systemic racism plays in keeping certain groups out of the sciences and academia, and we are committed to providing a path to intellectual fulfillment for members of underrepresented minorities. We recognize that facilitating your academic lives includes providing a safe space, free from discrimination and injustice, and we commit to fighting for that with constant vigilance.
We recognize that academia is not disconnected from societal context, and we are open to the self-reflection and evaluation that helps us combat our prejudices and assumptions in the performance of our research. We recognize that this kind of evaluation requires an open atmosphere that allows the free discussion of ideas and philosophies and we will strive to provide that.
Inherent in the scientists' credo is the importance of service and we commit to deeper community involvement through educational outreach, to make science accessible to everyone and share our enthusiasm and passion for our work.
Prof. Orphan is a member of the President's Diversity Council , the GPS Division's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and an active supporter of LGBTQ researchers in STEM.
Please report any concerns of potential unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, sex, and gender to the Equity and Title IX Office.