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Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

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As part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (DBIDS) aims to make certain that diversity and inclusion are at the center of all departmental operations, with respect to: abilities, cultures, races, ethnicity, gender identities and expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and educational backgrounds.

We aim to enforce UAB’s core values (respect, integrity, excellence, collaboration), while also creating an environment that allows individuals from all backgrounds to excel in the world of informatics research. 

We aspire to ensure that we continuously recruit, retain and promote a diverse mix of colleagues and trainees who are representative of the diversity at our institution and in our communities, while also providing multiple opportunities to establish various initiatives that will help our department grow.

We will always work to ensure that our informatics products, ranging from software and datasets to our projects and communications, do not in any way include or perpetuate systemic bias towards any race, religion, creed or color. Through our continuous efforts, we aspire to employ informatics methods and practices that will detect and eliminate systemic bias in all elements of biomedical research and education, as well as clinical care.

We will unceasingly explore ways in which informatics can support the study and eradication of systematic bias and interpersonal discrimination, especially racism, for all people.