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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Learn about the School of MCB's initiatives to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

MCB student helps lead national Filipino American conference

The largest Filipino-interest conference in the Midwest recently returned to an in-person format this fall at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the first time since 2019. The Filipino Americans Coming Together (FACT) conference works to empower young, rising professionals while...

MCB faculty & staff participate in mental health trainings

The school offered two sessions of the National Council for Mental Health Wellbeing's Mental Health First Aid training this summer, led by UIUC's Chez Veterans Center and Carle Foundation respectively. The course teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental...

Champaign-Urbana students conduct nutrition research during virtual summer camp

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology partnered with the eClose Institute to offer a new program for middle and high school students from historically excluded groups that introduces them to scientific research opportunities.

New early career seminars launching Fall 2021

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is pleased to announce two new seminars from the Departments of Microbiology and Cell & Developmental Biology. Both series are focused on bringing early career scientists to campus. Speakers from historically marginalized communities are encouraged...

MCB undergrads selected for Community-Academic Scholars Initiative, will pursue community-based research this summer

Congratulations to students in the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology who were chosen to participate in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute’s...

Dr. Brenda Wilson honored with the Dr. Larine Y. Cowen Leadership in Diversity Award

The Celebration of Diversity program is an annual event that brings together campus and community leaders to affirm their collective support for an inclusive society and community. This event celebrates the achievements of faculty, academic professionals and civil service employees who make...

Labib Rouhana selected to the Summer Leadership Institute

Labib Rouhana, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Phil Newmark, has been awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.