School of Biomedical Sciences

SBS Values Committee

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 Viet Dinh, MS
SBS Values Committee Vice Chair
Graduate Student
Physiology & Anatomy
Lauren Gonzales Copy Lauren Gonzales, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physiology & Anatomy
Joseph Malaer Copy Joseph D. Malaer, PhD
SBS Values Committee Communications Officer
Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics
Bernadette Perchalski 2 Copy Bernadette Perchalski, PhD
SBS Values Committee Secretary
Assistant Professor
Physiology & Anatomy
Amalendu Ranjan Copy Amalendu Ranjan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics
Danielle Reid Copy Danielle Reid, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Caroline Rickards Copy Caroline Rickards, PhD
SBS Values Committee Chair
Associate Professor
Institute for Healthy Aging
Physiology & Anatomy
Jonna Beth Smith 2 Headshot Copy Jonna Smith
Graduate Student
Physiology & Anatomy
Nathalie Sumien Copy Nathalie Sumien, PhD
SBS Values Committee Treasurer
Institute for Healthy Aging
Physiology & Anatomy
Sabrina White Copy Sabrina White
PhD Candidate
Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics

Upcoming Events

Updates coming soon. 

Past 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)

Fall 2020         Seminar Series

Fall 2020         Picture-a-Scientist Event

Picture A ScientistPicture A Scientist 2

Spring 2021     Seminar Series

Spring Diversity Seminar Series Flyer

Fall 2021         NCBI Training

Spring 2022    BMSC 5109-DEI Course