Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Precision Medicine for ​Everyone

Our vision at TGen is centered around bridging genomic research with medical advancements that directly impact individuals, their families, and their communities. To achieve this, a working environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive to all is essential.

The Goal of DEI

Our goal is to facilitate a more informed conversation at TGen and create avenues for organizational dialogue and learning around diversity, equity and inclusion. We want to ensure everyone is heard and that TGen becomes an even better place to work.

Events & Celebrations

July, the second month of summer, offers much to celebrate. Independence Day, a major Muslim holiday, and greater independence for the disabled. If there’s an underlying theme to the month, it’s one of autonomy and individualism without scorn. Let’s all celebrate diversity.

Our Mission

The DEI Council is committed to the core values of respect for all ideas and perspectives, strong community, and mindful listening; and exists to cultivate an environment built on trust, sensitivity, and diversity where all talents, viewpoints, and inquiries are welcome. We are also committed to communication and education efforts to reduce unconscious bias, hold people accountable for their words and actions, and promote empathy.

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DEI Council Members

Tania Contente-Cuomo — Program Manager

Amanda Courtright-Lim — Education and Outreach Specialist

Megan Folkerts — Research Associate III

Janita Gordon, Senior Director, Individual Giving

Stephanie Grinage — Vice President, Individual Giving

Kristen Kaus — Manager, Education and Outreach

Joseph Mikhael, MD — Professor (DEI Council Chair)

Heini Natri — Computational Scientist

Patrick Pirrotte, PhD — Associate Professor

Jeff Watkins — Graphic Designer

Sampath Rangasamy, PhD — Associate Professor

Sara Wilbur — Lead Clinical Technical Specialist, TGen North

Hayley Yaglom — Genomic Epidemiologist, TGen North

Brady Young — Vice President, Human Resources