Congratulations to Gelson Pagan-Diaz for being recognized by the University of Illinois Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at its Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Excellence event in March. Nominated by the Bioengineering department, two graduate students were honored for their published research; for receiving awards or fellowships; for teaching, service or community awards; and other noteworthy achievements. Gelson also was recognized for a top paper/poster award.
The University of Illinois’ Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and initiatives improve educational access, encourage a sustainable student experience, and promote successful outcomes for traditionally underrepresented communities. The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to fostering the inclusive climate and culture necessary to achieving excellence at Illinois.