Diversity & Inclusion Committee


The Diversity and Inclusion Committee was formed in July 2020 in response to the worldwide protests for justice and human dignity for all. Our mission is to increase awareness, diversity, and inclusion within ICCS.

Thus far we have formed a Leadership Team and created the ICCS Diversity Statement. Currently, we are in the process of crafting specific goals, objectives, and deliverables.

We are here to support you and we want to hear from you. If you have suggestions, comments, questions or wish to join the committee, please email us atdiversity@cytometry.org.

ICCS continues to be committed to inclusion and diversity. Knowing that we are stronger together, we welcome all!

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Statement

The International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS) believes that diversity is integral to the health, excellence, and success of any organization or community. Diversity stems from the variety of experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from different cultures and circumstances. These differences may include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more. Diversity broadens and deepens our experience in all areas of learning and work.

Diversity thrives in a setting of inclusion, where all individuals are valued and respected, and resources and opportunities are distributed equitably and without bias. ICCS embraces these values and seeks such diversity in our members and leadership. This is reflected in efforts to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of individuals from under-represented groups as well as to promote an inclusive environment across the society. A diverse professional workforce promotes better training opportunities, scientific advances, and better healthcare outcomes.

Recommended Resources

  1. Diversity in the Physician Workforce
  2. Interviewee or Interviewer Perspective
  3. Systemic Racism is the Risk Factor: Understanding and Addressing Racial Inequities in Health
  4. The Hypocrisy of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Movement in Medicine and Its Exclusion of Black People
  5. NPR: Listen to Workplace Diversity
  6. ASCP Townhall Meeting
  7. AACC Clinical Laboratory News, September issue
  8. Dr Hannah Valentine: Bias & Systemic Racism in Academic Health Care
  9. To Attract Diverse Talent

Committee Members

Chair: Liuyan (Jennifer) Jiang

Sindhu Cherian
Bakul Dalal
George Deeb
Fabienne Lucas
Mike Linden
Melanie O'Donahue
Adam Seegmiller
Julie Qualtieri
Kristy Wolniak