Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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
Recruitment and Hiring Guidance
Providing UR CTSI hiring managers with detailed best practices for creating inclusive job postings and guidance on sharing postings. Download the Recruitment and Hiring Guidance document.
Make Your Meetings and Events Inclusive
Learn best practices for hosting inclusive meetings – both big and small, in person or virtual – with our Inclusive Meeting Host Guide and download our Best Practices for Inclusive Events to get helpful guidelines and action items regarding scheduling and promoting events as well as providing accommodations.
UR CTSI and Vanderbilt Team Up to Make Surveys More Accessible
Deaf and DeafBlind people have historically been overlooked, excluded and underserved by health care and health research, but a new survey tool developed in part by members of the UR CTSI’s National Center for Deaf Health Research aims to turn that around by making it easier to create surveys that are accessible for these unique populations. The tool, called the Rochester Accessibility Survey, is an external module for REDCap, a popular web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
Read and watch more on the UR CTSI Stories blog.