At JAX, diversity drives our science. We celebrate diversity of thought and inclusion of all people, for these are key to understanding and mastering the biologic complexity of human health.
Improving human health is a global challenge, and we must consider and address the unique needs of individuals around the world. While 99% of our genomes are identical, the 1% that differs — and the complex interactions between them — can make all the difference in our health. This ‘genomic complexity’ is at once our greatest challenge and our greatest opportunity. With innovative research, customized data resources, and mouse models that mimic human genomic and genetic diversity, JAX is deciphering genomic complexity to reveal the underlying causes of disease and identify effective treatment and prevention.
At JAX, we are steadfast in our belief that all employees and students must feel valued, included and empowered in order to do their best work. We recognize that each individual’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best research, programs, and services. Given that our individual social and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and perspectives, JAX will do its best work by ensuring diversity in our workforce, faculty, and student body and by practicing inclusivity with how we work with one another.
JAX Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council
To help achieve these aspirations, we have formed the JAX Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. The Council is comprised of employees in various positions and representing departments across all JAX locations. Members and the Council chairperson are appointed by and report directly to the President and CEO.
The DEI Council’s purview includes activities in support of the following objectives:
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