Our Values

Diverse perspectives

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Values Statement

The Tulane National Primate Research Center seeks to foster an equitable environment of belonging, learning, growth, and opportunity where all can thrive and commits to creating an inclusive culture where all voices are valued, respected, and encouraged. We believe that biomedical research is strengthened by diverse perspectives and anticipate that our ongoing commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion will extend beyond our campus and benefit our greater community.

Strategy for Tomorrow

The Tulane Strategy for Tomorrow is a university-wide strategic planning process to guide equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism initiatives and track progress from July 1, 2022 through July 1, 2027. As part of that strategic plan, the Tulane National Primate Research Center has created a plan specifically tailored to our unique campus, mission as a biomedical research center, and community that aligns with these priorities and objectives:


Strategic Priority 1: Build equitable relationships among Tulane, local, regional, and global communities
  • Objective 1: Commit to becoming a more equitable university
  • Objective 2: Increase awareness of and access to resources within schools and campus units at Tulane that advance EDI
  • Objective 3: Recruit, retain, and nurture a diverse and equitable Tulane community
Strategic Priority 2: Promote EDI excellence in research, teaching, and service
  • Objective 1: Advance EDI excellence in research
  • Objective 2: Develop EDI pedagogy and curricula
  • Objective 3: Cultivate respectful approaches to service across all platforms (university service, civic engagement)
Strategic Priority 3: Build a campus where all can succeed
  • Objective 1: Commit to continuous EDI assessment and communicate proactivily about EDI values and processes
  • Objective 2: Enhance equity through academic and professional development and advancement opportunities 


EDI Working Group

The primate center's Strategy for Tomorrow requires dedicated faculty and staff volunteers committed to ensuring each strategic priority is fulfilled over the coming years. These employees form our EDI Working Group and are tasked with managing action committees for each strategic priority and measuring its effectiveness to inform our work moving forward.  The EDI Working Group collaborates with center employees and senior leadership, the Tulane University Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the Tulane School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs on educational opportunities, events, community work, and assessing employee equity.