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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.


Two young women having a conversation in American Sign Language

Continued CDC-Funding Allows Deaf Health Research to Expand Beyond Rochester

With renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the UR CTSI’s National Center for Deaf Health Research will expand its programming to Buffalo and Syracuse. The NCDHR is one of 25 Preventive Research Centers to receive the latest round of awards, but is the only research center in the world that works with Deaf sign language users and people with hearing loss to promote health and prevent disease through community based participatory research.

Learn more about the NCDHR's program expansion.