Fostering Safe and Inclusive Research and Learning Environments

Dental students working in the simulation lab.

To achieve excellence across all biomedical and STEM disciplines, we are committed to cultivating a safe and inclusive research and learning environment for all — free of mistreatment, harassment and discrimination.

Key components of safe learning environments include publishing guidelines for reporting adverse incidents, hosting regular workshops and trainings, and implementing safe learning policies. These structures contribute to an inclusive environment where all members of the SDM community can achieve their greatest potential. 

  • Reporting
    The School of Dental Medicine does not tolerate harassment, discrimination or mistreatment in any form. UB SDM recommends you report unprofessional or inappropriate behavior, intolerance, violence, or illegal discrimination that you witness or experience. Your report ensures a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
  • Events
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Safe Learning Partners

The following schools have partnered together to foster safe and inclusive learning environments:

  • Health sciences schools
    • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Nursing 
    • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences


This project was funded by a supplement (“Safe and Inclusive Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training Environments at UB”, 2 R25 GM 095459-09S1) to the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Award (5R25GM095459-10) from the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the University at Buffalo.

This award supports research, mentoring and professional development of doctoral graduate students underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral science.