The Department of Biochemistry welcomes and nurtures students and scientists regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other aspect of their identity. We are proud of and embrace the diversity of our community. The value and the richness of experiences and viewpoints that everyone contributes cannot be measured in simple terms but rather in the impact of our diverse community on the scientific and academic success of each and every member of the department.
Attacks against people because of who they are, including recent attacks against Asians across the country, may cause fear, anger, or sadness to many. If you are having difficulties during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to campus resources (links below) or to your faculty advisors/mentors. We as a department and faculty stand with President Cowen and Provost Vinson in reaffirming that you are more than welcome here – you are needed here. Together we will keep each other safe and strong, as we continue to pursue inquiry and knowledge.
On Behalf of the Department of Biochemistry
J. Alan Diehl
Leonard and Jean Skeggs Professor
Chair, Department of Biochemistry
You Are Welcome Here (CWRU Statement)