Inclusion and Equity Leadership
Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors
If you have questions or would like to get involved with the our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and activities, contact our ambassadors below.
Research, Training and Education
Department Molecular Virology and Microbiology faculty, staff and trainees are involved in the following DEI opportunities.
- Training Workshops (available to departments, centers and schools upon request) include:
- It Stops with Me Workshop (discusses microaggressions and bystander intervention skills)
- AAMC Holistic Review in Recruitment and Selection (for faculty, trainee, students)
- AAMC Foundational Principles of Inclusion Excellence
- Creating Inclusive Work and Learning Environments: Addressing Microaggressions
- Unconscious / Implicit Bias Training
- Request a Training
- Saturday Morning Science A 12-week long program held on Saturdays throughout the year. SMS allows 6th – 12th graders in Houston and surrounding areas to participate in interactive sessions designed to enhance exposure to STEM careers and topics (including basic scientific research, clinical research, medical careers, career development activities, and mentored small group experiences). Saturday Morning Science Fall and Saturday Morning Science Spring
- SMS Summer Research Program - An 8-week long summer program that allows a select number of students who have previously participated in Saturday Morning Science (or are part of the affiliate programs with Texas Southern University or Prairie View A & M) to work in the lab or on a research project with a Baylor College of Medicine researcher.
- SMS Summer Research Reimagined (Virtual) 2022 - A robust, interactive virtual summer research program that will be available to all SMS Students.
- Summer Research Summit – Hosted by the Baylor Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research.
Upcoming DEI Training Opportunities
Hosted by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education
Topic: Raising a Resilient Scientist - Unit 3: Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Research Group
Time: Jan. 18, 2023 12 p.m. (Noon) in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This session will address the effect of bias, both explicit and implicit, on our research groups. It will provide strategies to ensure that all trainees are set up for success at work, including welcoming diversity and addressing issues such as stereotype threat, microaggressions and attributional ambiguity.