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PBIO Diversity Statement

The department of Physiology & Biophysics acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations. It is in this land where we work, teach, and learn.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are key values in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington and they are an integral part of student training, faculty professional development, and departmental life. In addition to being important and valuable in their own right, diversity and equity promote intellectual curiosity, creativity, and rigor. 

We recognize the lack of diversity in our department and in academia in general and the need to engage those who have been historically excluded. Consequently, we strive to promote access for these underrepresented groups and create and maintain an inclusive departmental culture that recognizes and encourages individual differences and backgrounds seeking constant feedback from our community.

These are shared goals across the University of Washington, and we coordinate with other departments to promote them.  Together, we are committed to the continued development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive scientific community in the fields related to Physiology and Biophysics both at the University of Washington and beyond.