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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dean's Message - January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Read Dean Jay's reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and learn about an upcoming program that promotes inclusiveness.
Jaharis Building in the spring

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day of service and reflection on unity and community as we honor this great human. As we grow in diversity and inclusive excellence at GSBS, it is important not only to accept our differences but indeed to celebrate them, as they provide us with diversity in thought and ideas that make us better scientists.

On January 30, as part of our Cultural Awareness for Career Success program, we will host a panel discussion, Faith Awareness in the Lab, Workplace and Beyond, featuring three Tufts University Chaplains: Jennifer Howe Peace (University Chaplain ad interim), Naftali Brawer, PhD (Jewish Chaplain and Neubauer Executive Director, Tufts Hillel), and Abdul Malik-Merchant (Muslim Chaplain). I hope many of you will join in as we consider that we all come from different backgrounds with different beliefs. When we bring openness, curiosity and respect to our interactions, we bring our best selves to our work and learning community and permit each person to reach their potential. It is an important goal for us to consider, especially as we observe this holiday. Food and drink will be provided.

Dan Jay