Statement from Associate Dean

Diversity OutreachThe Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) is committed to building and supporting a diverse community of scholars. Thus, in addition to initiatives that promote scientific collaboration and academic success among scientists of varied backgrounds, faculty and staff participate in activities and programs that seek to identify and recruit talented students to the Division. It is our hope that our summer programs will contribute to our efforts to improve the diversity of our scientific community, as we believe this is essential for enriching the educational, intellectual and innovative pursuits of all of its members.

DBBS supports a number of educational, cultural and enrichment programs including the Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS), Women in STEM @ WashU (WiSTEM), the Graduate Association of Latinx, Native American and Caribbean Students (GALNACS), SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science), and Connections (hosts modules and discussions about current social justice issues).

We are also interested in sharing our philosophies regarding graduate education with other biomedical research communities and would welcome opportunities to visit your campus to invite discussion via seminars and workshops. If you are interested in hosting a campus visit, please contact Andrew Richards, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, at (314) 362-7743 or dbbs-recruitment@email.wustl.edu. 

If you would like more information regarding any of the diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, please contact Joel Dalton (joeltdalton@wustl.edu), Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Student and Alumni Affairs. 

Steve Mennerick, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education​

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