Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values in the Dr. Silva-Fisher lab. Our lab understands, accepts, and values the differences between people including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations. We aim to be inclusive in the workplace as a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of all staff and trainees.
In collaboration with the Department of Medicine and The Office of Inclusion and Diversity we seek to promote and support these values within the lab and beyond. This is accomplished by providing resources, available courses, mentorship, and career development.
Mentorship and Career Development
Provided by Dr. Silva-Fisher
Dr. Silva-Fisher is the Co-Director of the Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) Program.
In addition to personalized mentorship by Dr. Silva-Fisher you may also participate in The MEDA program. It provides trainees with support, resources, personalized guidance, and engaging opportunities they need to become successful at WUSM and in their future careers. The objectives of the MEDA program are to provide academic and career mentorship for URM trainees by 1) facilitating connections with leaders through an online database, 2) providing personalized career development and funding opportunities, and 3) developing community and support.
An individual development plan will be created for trainees (staff are welcomed to participate as well) in the laboratory. This will be facilitated by using Science Careers myIDP. Dr. Silva-Fisher will have yearly meetings with trainees to about career development progress.