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Inclusive Excellence

UGA Genetics

The Genetics Department at the University of Georgia is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment, and to promoting the success of scholars of all racial and socioeconomic groups, religious and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, and disability statuses. We believe all people deserve equity in education and that the best science is done with a broad and inclusive scientific workforce. As a community of students, postdoctoral associates, staff, and faculty, we do our best as scientists when we bring together multiple perspectives to address fundamental and applied questions in genetics and aligned fields. We work diligently to maintain a department where all scholars can thrive, free from discrimination, bigotry, inequity, harassment, or violence of any kind. 

Genetics Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Andrea Sweigart (Chair), contact: 
Jill Anderson 
Philip Brailey-Jones 
Hannah Ericson 
Aubrey Frey 
Natalie Gonzalez 
Kafi Hamler 
Latifah Islam 
Laramie Lemon 
Medha Maitra 
Shaun McCann 
Doug Menke 
Yitang Sun 
Michael White

The Committee invites members of the Genetics community to submit comments, concerns, and suggestions here. These comments are anonymous and unless otherwise requested, will only be shared with members of the DEI Committee. 

The Committee can be reached by email at 

To report instances of discrimination or harassment, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office

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