Welcome to the Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science!
We focus on one central mission- to increase visible diversity within the Graduate Studies programs at Oregon Health and Science University by recruiting, retaining, and most importantly, supporting graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty members from underrepresented backgrounds.
A snapshot of why active racial inclusion is important:
Refer to Calendar for details
- Thursday, December 7th
- AVDS Happy Hour
What I have learned from these experiences about surviving as an underrepresented minority in the sciences is that many such students do not take proactive steps to reach out, seek help, and get answers to concerns they have. They wait for someone to come to them. But they must learn how to reach out in order to survive. For institutions, creating a culture of inclusion and a space for these students to air their thoughts is a great help."
– Erich Jarvis, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center