OVPR Unit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leads

The OVPR Unit DEI Leads help advance the OVPR DEI mission by serving as an umbrella entity for unit representation in the design and implementation of OVPR’s DEI strategic plan and facilitating collaboration across all OVPR units. Together they form a committee that works closely with the Assistant Vice President for Research – DEI Initiatives and the DEI Program Manager to promote DEI knowledge, skills, and best practices. The committee also facilitates idea exchange across our teams to help integrate innovative and effective practices created and enacted within individual units into a broader guiding framework that all units can use to develop and adapt practices for their specific missions.

Unit DEI Leads

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Animal Care & Use Program

Astrid E Haakonstad

astridh@umich.edu 

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Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research

Corey Powell

cpow@umich.edu

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Human Research Protections Program

Malak Ismail

ismailma@umich.edu

Ryan Slechta

Innovation Partnerships

Ryan Slechta

rslechta@umich.edu

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Innovation Partnerships

Kate Remus

kateremu@umich.edu

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Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

Jessica Suzanne Roche

jroche@umich.edu

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Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Heidi Bennett

heidiab@umich.edu

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Integrity and Compliance

Kathleen O’Sullivan-Cook

kmosulli@umich.edu

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Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering

Sarah McNitt

smcnitt@umich.edu

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Michigan Institute for Data Science

Rachel Sutton

rachelsu@umich.edu

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Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Colleen Medicine

crmed@umich.edu

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Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

Debra Dill

dldill@umich.edu

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Office of the Vice President for Research: Administration

Rachael Richmond

rachrich@umich.edu

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Office of the Vice President for Research: Business Operations

Patricia S Smith

pssmith@umich.edu

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Office of the Vice President for Research: Research Communications

Eric Shaw

shaweric@umich.edu

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Office of the Vice President for Research: Research Cores

Mariah Gavin

mgav@umich.edu

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Office of the Vice President for Research: Research Development & Impacts

Elyse Aurbach

eaurbach@umich.edu

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OVPR – Institutional Review Boards

Li G Morrow

hamiltol@umich.edu

U-M DEI Implementation and OVPR DEI Co-Leads

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Associate Vice President for Research, DEI Initiatives

Trachette Jackson

tjacks@umich.edu

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OVPR DEI Program Manager

Sabrina Ervin

sme@umich.edu