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Illinois, NIH host workshop on equity and diversity in genomic data science

September 13, 2019

The study of human genomics is inextricably linked to larger societal practices: how well diversity is represented in those who direct and conduct scientific research, how we balance data access with individual privacy, and the ways we group and describe both healthy and ill people. This September, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) had the privilege of collaborating with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to host a workshop examining these issues.


September 13, 2019


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A professor not afraid to cross academic boundaries

August 27, 2018

Ask Ruby Mendenhall about the scope of her activities, and you’re quickly overwhelmed. Ask her to illustrate how they all connect, and you’ll soon have a page full of circles, lines, themes and projects – many of them connecting people you’d think would have little to talk about. Yet they do.


August 27, 2018


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Ruby Mendenhall new Assistant Deanship, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

May 2, 2018

Ruby Mendenhall has been named the assistant dean for diversity and democratization of health innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Mendenhall is also an associate professor of sociology, African American studies, urban and regional planning, gender and women’s studies and social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


May 2, 2018


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Ruby Mendenhall

April 7, 2017

Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work (CGRH/GNDP) received the Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowship, sponsored by the Melon Foundation, to engage scholars, artists, writers, and public historians to better formulate new historical narratives of Chicago’s past.


April 7, 2017


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