In line with Baylor College of Medicine’s mission, vision, and values for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the Center for Space Medicine , including the Translational Research Institute for Space Health, is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, inclusion is represented in its research, education, and outreach activities. The center strives to create and promote an environment that fosters DEI for faculty, trainees, staff, and the space health community. Diversity in the space medicine community is key to obtaining transformational and impactful advances as well as educating the next generation of space life scientists, astronauts, physicians, and engineers, which should reflect the diversity of humanity.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals, Priorities and Pillars
The following are the center's priorities which fall in line with Baylor College of Medicine's missions:
Research: Designs new programs and funding mechanisms that are inclusive on the frontier of space health research to support diverse researchers and enhance minority representation. Through TRISH, the Center for Space Medicine developed a national diversity-focused research program and is using a three-part strategy to close the diversity gap.
Education: Strives to provide students with the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of faculty and mentors, fostering relationships with experts in the field of space medicine. Students have the opportunity to learn from multiple sources through didactic lectures and are paired with mentors based on each student’s area of study interest.
Community: Seeks, supports, and fosters a community and workplace environment of diverse faculty, staff, and students along with any and all persons interested in the work of the center and/or space medicine.