Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is committed to fostering a diverse community that is encouraging, inclusive, and welcoming to all. This is reflected in efforts to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of individuals from underrepresented groups and to promote an inclusive environment across the Department. 
DLMP recognizes the importance of role models among the faculty, students, and staff in recruitment to our community, advancement, and promotion. DLMP also recognizes the systemic racism and oppression of marginalized groups present in our communities and we are committed to dedicating efforts to eliminate inequities in health, education, and research and to restore justice to our system. A diverse and equitable scientific and clinical workforce will enrich the intellectual environment and the quality of our programs by promoting scientific advances, improved healthcare outcomes, and exemplary training opportunities. To this end, increasing diversity, promoting inclusion and equity, and providing JEDI education and training are high priorities for the DLMP.  


JEDI Committee Members

Christine M. Disteche, PhD; Professor

Val Brunetto, Communications Specialist

Heather Eggleston, Manager of Academic Services

Kim Garner, Associate Director

Emily Glynn, MD; Assistant Professor

Arianna Gomez, M3D PhD Student

William M. Mahoney, Jr., PhD; Associate Professor

Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor

Swati Mishra, PhD; Postdoctoral Fellow

Chihiro Morishima, MD; Associate Professor

Deepti Reedi, MD; Acting Assistant Professor

Rosana Risques, PhD; Associate Professor, Committee Chair

Annie Samraj, MD; Clinical Fellow

Rebecca Treger, MD, PhD; Resident

Hamilton C. Tsang, MD; Assistant Professor

Bitania Wondimu, MD; Resident

Jessica E. Young, PhD; Assistant Professor


News and Events

Read the article published in Cell “Fund Black scientists” by faculty member Dr. Kelly R. Stevens along with a nationwide network of BioMedical Engineering (BME) women faculty. “Our nationwide network of BME women faculty collectively argue that racial funding disparity by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains the most insidious barrier to the success of Black faculty in our profession. We thus refocus attention on this critical barrier and suggest solutions on how it can be dismantled.” "The importance of diversity and outreach in geroscience research: Insights from the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students"
A publication by one of our members, MB Lee (together with other trainees), addresses​ the importance of diversity and outreach in geroscience research

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the US following the end of the Civil War. To learn more about Juneteenth, we encourage you to visit the following resources:

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom
“Juneteenth: Freedom at Last” by Minnesota Historical Society.
“What is Juneteenth?” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
“What is Juneteenth?” by AL.com

Check out all the ways to engage in Pride Month this June by visiting The Whole U for events and resources.


Past Event Recordings

"Dismantling Barriers That Hold Black STEM Faculty Back"
Lola Eniola-Adefeso, PhD
University of Michigan
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Pathology Presents “Systemic Racism is the Risk Factor: Understanding and Addressing Racial Inequities in Health”
Jacques Colon, Strategic Manager for the City of Tacoma
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"The Problem with Race-Based Medicine"
Dorothy Roberts
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General Resources

Anti-Racism Resources

Healthcare Equity

UW Carelink Healthcare Equity and Anti-Racism Resources
SafeCampus  Racism in STEM and Society: An Abridged Glossary
Bias Incident Reporting Tool  UW HR: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Counseling Center  Network of Underrepresented Residents and fellows (UW-NURF)
Let’s Talk SHPEP (Summer Health Professions Education Program)
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Science Teaching Experience Program
School of Medicine Allies Basic Science Affinity Groups


Grant Opportunities

NIH Opportunities (General)

HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

NIH Women in Science Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
MOSAIC at NIGMS NIH Diversity Supplements
HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows Program NIH Diversity Workforce
Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (BMSF DCTCDP) is a 2-year program designed to support the career development of early-stage investigator physicians underrepresented in medicine, or physicians who have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research, to become independent clinical trial investigators who are engaged in advancing health equity through their research and mentoring. Letters of Intent should be submitted as soon as possible. Upon review, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full application by July 2, 2021. Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Supported Individual Fellows

Last updated 7/14/2021