The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute believes diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging are essential to the advancement of science and to the development of a vibrant intellectual community. Research conducted in the absence of diversity and inclusion of all people and their ideas slows the pace of science and our ability to treat diseases and improve lives.
The disparities produced by the history of exclusion of certain groups from science, on the basis of race, gender, sexuality or socioeconomic background, persist today, and it is our duty to commit to ending these injustices. We, the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, strive to correct these inequities, and our work is far from done. We commit to implementing changes within our organization to produce and sustain equity for historically underrepresented groups.
Over the next weeks and months, we call upon ourselves and our community to reevaluate all components of the institute, including our research, programs, staff, leadership structures and hiring practices, to identify ways that we can ensure that all voices are heard and all have equitable access to resources. We welcome and look forward to engagement with all of the Wu Tsai community as part of our evaluation and prioritization processes.