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. The International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS) believes that diversity is integral to the health, excellence, and success of any organization or community, and that a diverse professional team provides better training, opportunities, innovation, and outcomes. Diversity stems from the variety of experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from different cultures and circumstances. These may include ethnicity, geographic region, gender, age, language, abilities/ disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, religion, educational background, work experience, and more. Diversity broadens and deepens our experience in all areas of learning and work. ICCS embraces these values and seeks such diversity in our members and leadership. We thus strive to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of individuals from under-represented groups and to promote an inclusive environment across the society.

Our Mission Statement and Goals

Our mission is to foster a culture where all are valued, recognized, and included, and where we engage in professional, ethical and respectful discussions.

Our goal is to develop more inclusive, equitable and unbiased policies, practices, resources, programs and events, reflecting ICCS’s diverse membership and ICCS’s relevance for any person or entity with an interest in clinical cytometry.

We are here to support you and we want to hear from you. If you have suggestions, comments, or questions, please email us at diversity@cytometry.org.

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: Fabienne Lucas
Vice Chair: Julianne Qualtieri

Adam Seegmiller
Alden E. Chesney
Bakul Dalal
Fang Yao Stephen Hou
Helena Varela de Araujo
Liuyan (Jennifer) Jiang
Melanie O'Donahue
Mesude Falay
Miguel Francoise Sumang Ventura
Nicholas Haslett
Sindhu Cherian
Vasiliki Leventaki
Vanessa Dayton
Vonda K. Douglas-Nikitin
XueYan Chen