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Program in Molecular Medicine Core Values

Diversity is a core value of the Program in Molecular Medicine and of the UMass Chan Medical School, the only public medical school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our faculty, students and staff strive to embrace diversity as an essential strength of our outstanding research and education enterprise. It is our differences – race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion – that enhance and strengthen our resolve to be the best we can be in our pursuits of research, teaching and public service. Diversity broadens and deepens the scholarly environment of our program, as our students, faculty and staff teach each other how to interact in a manner that is accepting and respectful of our differences, promoting all of us to succeed in an increasingly complex and global society. A diverse community of scholars generates more, and richer, ideas which lead to research excellence.

The Program in Molecular Medicine recognizes that there is an acute need to break down the barriers which impair our ability to recruit, retain and promote talented students, faculty, and staff, from underrepresented populations. All Program in Molecular Medicine search, promotion, and tenure committees are charged with commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion in their deliberations.