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Molecular Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

 Our values

The Department of Molecular Medicine values the importance of fostering a collaborative environment to enable scientists to innovate and flourish. We believe that science can reach its full potential only by the combined efforts of talented individuals that bring diverse experiences, expertise, and viewpoints. Despite our differences, we are all driven by the pursuit of scientific discovery and collegiality, providing an inclusive environment for training the next generation of scientific leaders.

Our commitment

We are committed to nurturing scientists regardless of their background, identity, or status. We embrace, value, and seek a diversity of ideas and perspectives and are committed to being open-minded and fair to faculty, staff, postdocs, and students.

Our initiatives

We are proud of the diversity of individuals and expertise that make up our department. Our trainees, faculty, and staff come from different countries and social backgrounds. We actively continue to strive for a diverse and welcoming departmental culture that recognizes and respects individual differences.

 Initiatives to uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion

Resources at Cornell University and CVM

Cornell and CVM DEI resources:

Cornell Counseling and Psychological Services:

  • “Let’s Talk” drop-in sessions; individual and group counseling; 24/7 phone consultation; links to 24/7 hotlines/text lines; resources if you have concern for others

Mental Health at Cornell:

Cornell Police: (607) 255-1111

  •  CUPD can always point you to proper resources if you are concerned or in an emergency; RAVE guardian app; crime alert and bias incident reporting

CVM Veterinary Student Well-being Webpage

  •  Provides information about college-level support
  •  Well-being Program Director Kate Buckley (, S2-016
  • CVM Student Services: (607) 253-3700

Links to Faculty Advisors, Peer Mentors, Disability Services

Cornell Land Acknowledgment:

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱ hó:nǫɁ (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱ hó:nǫɁ are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱ hó:nǫɁ dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱ hó:nǫɁ people, past and present, to these lands and waters.