Mahnoor Gondal (left) and Cristina Mitrea (right) at U-M PIBS booth at ABRCMS conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2022
DEI in DCMB

To increase our diversity, we aim to create a more inclusive environment with support for equitable education, and to recruit a diverse faculty and student body.

We partner with similar departments to increase recruitment of diverse faculty, trainees and staff, and ensure that DCMB follows DEI recommendations in all recruitment efforts.

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DCMB DEI goals & activities

​​​​​​Diversity is a key component of excellence, especially for solving the complex biomedical challenges that our field of computational medicine and bioinformatics faces. In alignment with the University of Michigan Medical School values, we believe that all people—regardless of background, race, religion, sexual/gender orientation, age or disability—deserve an equitable opportunity to pursue the education and career of their choice and to have a safe space in which to pursue it.

To increase our diversity, we aim to create a more inclusive environment that supports equitable education, and to recruit a diverse faculty and student body. In particular, DCMB DEI Committee developed and implements the following strategy:

  • Work with university leadership to advocate for a more equitable and inclusive climate for the entire University of Michigan community
  • Take steps to improve inclusiveness and equity in our department based on a planned internal climate survey.
  • Develop relationships with partner institutions to enhance diverse student recruitment. HBCUs and other Minority serving institutions are encouraged to contact us.
  • Apply for a Rackham Diversity Grant next funding round
  • Host a symposium and a discussion panel on Bioinformatics in Health Disparities Research
  • Partner with similar departments to increase recruitment of diverse faculty, trainees and staff, and ensure that DCMB follows DEI recommendations in all recruitment efforts
Research Symposium
Data Science in Health Disparities

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Speaker Robert Winn, MD

Meet Our DEI Team
Faculty Representatives
Maureen Sartor Maureen Sartor, PhD
Program Associate
Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Biostatistics
Alan Boyle Alan P Boyle, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Margit Burmesiter Margit Burmeister, PhD
Associate Chair, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Program Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Psychiatry
Research Professor, Michigan Neuroscience Institute
Program Associate, Wellness Office
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Lydia Freddolino Lydia Freddolino, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Jun Li Jun Li, PhD
Associate Chair
Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Jie Liu Jie Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
headshot of Alla Karnovsky Alla Karnovsky, PhD
Program Director, Bioinformatics Master's Program
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Cristina Mitrea Cristina Mitrea, PhD
Lecturer IV in Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Student Representatives
DCMB Bioinformatics Program PhD student Monica Holmes Monica Holmes
PhD Student
Staff Representatives
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