The Association for Clinical and Translational Science has approved a new special interest group focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). Current plans are as follows:
- Serve as a community for ACTS members interested in working to improve JEDI in clinical and translational science
- Conduct working groups for papers and other products relating to JEDI in the workforce and health equity research
- Potentially provide training sessions open to ACTS members
- Potentially provide direct peer mentoring to diverse ACTS members
If this sounds interesting, you may want to get involved! To join the JEDI SIG, please email EndersLab@mayo.edu. In addition, please mark your calendar for our first meeting on Monday, October 3 from 12-1 p.m. Central Time. The SIG will meet from 12-1 p.m. Central Time the first Monday of each month.
Important note: For the JEDI SIG, “diversity” is defined as groups at a negative power differential within US society, including: under-represented based on race or ethnicity; sex and gender minorities (LGBTQIA+); identification as a woman; people living with physical challenges, neurodiversity, or emotional or mental health concerns; background including financial disparity, first-in-family in any fashion, or geographic location; under-represented culture including primary language other than English, birth country other than United States, or a culturally identifiable and visible article of clothing.