CPB Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Department of Chemical Physiology & Biochemistry is committed to a workplace that promotes and values diversity. We believe that prioritizing inclusion, equity, and accessibility is key to the wellbeing of our members and fundamental to an excellent research and training environment. We are taking active measures to eliminate biases and inequities that have historically excluded people from the biomedical research community. Instead, we embrace our differences and recognize that diversity enriches our community and strengthens our scientific endeavors.
The CPB DEI committee is tasked with viewing the department activities through a DEI lens and identifying opportunities to advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion within the department of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry.
The goals of our committee are to:
- Identify aspects of our workplace environment that can be modified to improve the day-to-day wellbeing of members at all levels of our department.
- Ensure that all faculty and advisors are adequately prepared to mentor trainees from diverse backgrounds.
- Raise awareness, and remind of the importance, of inclusivity in science.
- Serve as a resource hub to improve diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the department and at OHSU.
To contact the CPB DEI committee, you are welcome to contact any of the below members or email the committee at CPBdei@ohsu.edu.
Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science - Promoting active racial equity & inclusion
- Anti-racist resources
- DEI Health Resources
- Employee Resource Groups - ERGs are comprised of faculty and staff from underrepresented backgrounds or who share a common background or similar interest and their allies.
Gender Pronouns: Gender pronouns specifically refer to the person you are referring to and their gender expression. Using someone’s correct pronouns demonstrates inclusion and respect.
- Read the OHSU Inclusive Language Guide, pages 16-21 cover sex, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
- Watch TedxHartford, Why Gender Pronouns Matter.
- Read the Gender-Neutral Pronouns 101.
- Familiarize yourself with the different gender pronouns that exist, An (Incomplete) List of Gender Pronouns.
- Read How to React After Accidentally Misgendering Someone.