Life in the Lab
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical and graduate school closely associated with the clinical powerhouse, Montefiore Medical Center, and located in the Bronx, NY. It was founded in 1953 to specifically engage a diverse body of students and staff to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators, and to create new knowledge to further the field.
We work hard and we have a great time in and out of lab.
We strongly believe that diversity of perspective, background and ability is key to creativity and innovation in science1. Trainees and scientists from underrepresented in medicine backgrounds are welcome to join us to work toward our collective goal of creating a culture that values excellence, rigor and respect in science and medicine. All team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, inclusion, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions. Dr. Ross pledges to foster an inclusive training environment that values and supports our peers who are women, immigrants, LGBTQI+, people with disabilities, and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) so that all can thrive. We actively work as a group to create a safe space for all lab members by increasing our dialogue on topics of racism, sexism, ableism, and body liberation, and self-educating in an ongoing manner. We are open to feedback on this as well.
We also volunteer once a month in the community. Since we’re new to the Bronx, and coronavirus is complicated, we are still in the process of picking the community group we plan to work with. Stay tuned, or if you have ideas, please share on the contact page.
1 Bas Hofstra, Vivek V. Kulkarni, Sebastian Munoz-Najar Galvez, Bryan He, Dan Jurafsky, and Daniel A. McFarland. The Diversity–Innovation Paradox in Science PNAS April 28, 2020 117 (17) 9284-9291; https://www.pnas.org/content/117/17/9284