cbmg dei newsletter

The CBMG Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee has formed the CBMG DEI Newsletter with the goal of bringing DEI issues, events, and perspectives to the forefront, where they rightly belong. We would like to use this space as an opportunity to highlight the strength of the diversity within our department. In each newsletter, we hope to publish feature articles, interviews, perspectives, or recorded oral histories from people in the department, alumni, and people associated with the department. This is one small step we can take to break down barriers and see one another as humans with different experiences and perspectives rather than as stereotypes.


Do you have a story or perspective you would like to share? Would you like to nominate someone to be included in the next issue? We would love to hear from you! There are no real rules about format or content. We want to include all kinds of stories and points of view. We have provided some question prompts below to help you get started thinking about things you could share, but you should not feel limited by these prompts.

  • Tell us about the journey that brought you to UMD/CBMG.
  • Tell us about your family’s journey
  • What experiences have you had that made you feel excluded or included?
  • Have you ever studied abroad? If so, how has this affected the way you relate to others, including international students?
  • Tell us about a region/state/country where you have lived or were born. What is special about that place to you?
  • Does your family practice any special traditions or celebrations that you would like to share?
  • Do you have hobbies or interests outside of the work place that you would like to share? Are you an artist or a musician or a writer? Share your work with us!

Click the link below to submit your information as an email attachments. This will submit your file(s) directly to the CBMG DEI committee. If you prefer to nominate someone else for inclusion in a future issue, email your nomination to Erin Tran at eehtran@umd.edu.


Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon!


CBMG DEI Committee