The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is committed to fostering a diverse community of scholars that is encouraging and welcoming to all faculty, fellows, residents, students, and staff. This is reflected in efforts to increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of individuals from under-represented groups as well as to promote an inclusive environment across the Department.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology recognizes the importance of role models among the faculty in recruitment and promotion to enrich the intellectual life and quality of its programs. A diverse scientific/clinical workforce promotes scientific advances, better healthcare outcomes, and better training opportunities. To this end, enhancing gender balance and diversity is a high priority for the Department in terms of training, hiring, and retention.


Diversity and Equity Committee Members

Christine M. Disteche, PhD (Committee Chair); Professor

Shreeram Akilesh, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor

Val Brunetto, Communications Specialist

Jennifer Davis, PhD; Associate Professor

Heather Eggleston, Manager of Academic Services

Daniel Gallego, MD; Hematopathology Fellow

Kim Garner, Associate Director

Emily Glynn, MD; Assistant Professor

Arianna Gomez, M3D PhD Student

Heather Kirkham, DO, MA; Resident

Mitchell Lee, PhD; Senior Fellow

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

Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor

Chihiro Morishima, MD; Associate Professor

Annie Samraj, MD; Clinical Fellow

Hamilton C. Tsang, MD; Assistant Professor

Jessica E. Young, PhD; Assistant Professor


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  


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



A new publication by one of our members, MB Lee (together with other trainees), addresses​ the importance of diversity and outreach in geroscience research: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11357-020-00191-3

In celebration of Juneteenth, UW Medicine proclaims June 19, 2020, a day of contemplation and reflection on the terrible history of slavery in this country and its legacy in contemporary society and culture. To learn more about Juneteenth, we encourage you to visit the following resources:

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


UW Libraries has published online guides to help researchers studying the Black experience in the Pacific Northwest and the broader topic of racial justice. Learn more

Last updated 1/20/2021