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Diversity and Inclusion

John Cullen, Ph.D.As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to Meliora­—ever better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability.

The UR CTSI is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse research workforce furthers the translational research mission and empowers organizations to ask and answer the broadest, most innovative research questions. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome and will assist us in continuously improving our diversity initiatives.

John P. Cullen, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, UR CTSI


Workforce Diversity

More diverse workforces enjoy greater productivity and better outcomes. The UR CTSI offers mentoring, training and other resources to recruit and retain employees and students who are underrepresented in research.


Health Research Diversity

We help researchers connect with the community and recruit health research participants of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities – so the demographics of our research participants reflect the general population.


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Theatre of the Oppressed workshops focused on training the trainers

How should doctors or medical staff react to racist, sexist or biased remarks or actions from patients? A program, organized in part by UR CTSI Director of Diversity and Inclusion John Cullen, Ph.D., uses interactive theater techniques to help healthcare providers respond constructively to these painful events.

Learn more about the Theatre of the Oppressed.