School of Biomedical Sciences

SBS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sbs Dei Committee (billboard (landscape) 2592 X 864 Px) (1)
Our Mission:

The HSC School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) is committed to diversity among its students, staff, and faculty. This diversity is reflected on many levels, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. All differences are valued organizational assets of SBS and affirmed and respected.

Our goal is to maintain an educational and work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and deserves a respectful and inclusive culture for our students, staff, and faculty. We are committed to equitable treatment and the elimination of discrimination in all of its forms at all organizational levels within the SBS as essential to our success.

In accordance with HSC’s Nondiscrimination Policy, we will ensure fair and inclusive access to facilities, programs, resources, and services.

For official information regarding this committee, please see the SBS Bylaws.


Our Members

Viet Dinh, MS, Graduate Student, Physiology & Anatomy

Lauren Gonzales, PhD, Assistant ProfessorPhysiology & Anatomy

Harlan Jones, PhD, Associate ProfessorMicrobiology, Immunology & Genetics

Joseph Malaer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics

Keisa Mathis, PhD, Assistant ProfessorPhysiology & Anatomy

Dianna Nguyen, DO/PhD candidate

Bernadette Perchalski, PhD, Assistant ProfessorPhysiology & Anatomy

Danielle Reid, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar

Caroline Rickards, PhD, MemberInstitute for Healthy Aging, Associate ProfessorPhysiology & Anatomy

Nathalie Sumien, PhD, MemberInstitute for Healthy Aging, Associate ProfessorPharmacology & Neuroscience

Upcoming Events

April 6, 2023  Martin Farias Lectureship featuring Dr. David Chae: Event flyer and details (pdf)

Final Flyer


Spring 2023    BMSC 5109-DEI Course (please see course catalog for more information

Past Events

Fall 2020         Seminar Series

Fall 2020         Picture-a-Scientist Event

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Spring 2021     Seminar Series

Spring Diversity Seminar Series Flyer

Fall 2021         NCBI Training

Spring 2022    BMSC 5109-DEI Course