At the Stabler Lab, we value diversity and inclusion because we know this is to not only for the betterment of society, but to the betterment of scientific advancements. To solve complex problems, diversity in training, perspectives, and lived experience are needed. To push the boundaries of scientific knowledge, team members must feel empowered to speak and act in ways that are outside of their comfort zone. The should feel valued and respected by their team members and mentors.
Thus, we strive to ensure that our team reflects the diversity of our environment and that we value and listen to diverse opinions. We also strive to create an inclusive space for people to extend themselves beyond their comfort zone, as well as support them to “fail”, learn, and grow.
Ethics, Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency
As researchers pushing the boundaries of knowledge and also striving to translate concepts from the bench to the bedside, it is essential for us to hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. One way we do this is by continuing to reassess our research directions, approaches, and interpretations. We also must maintain high standards of rigor, reproducibility, and transparency. We work in teams to collect/evaluate data and interpret results. We are transparent in data collection and storage. We also avoid the use of words “good” and “bad” and other biased descriptors when interpreting results. We also publish results, even if they disprove our original hypothesis. Finally, we share detailed protocols and provide guidance to researchers on various techniques and methods.
The mission of The University of Florida is “to create a broadly diverse environment necessary to foster multicultural skills and perspectives in teaching and research for its students to contribute and succeed in the world of the 21st century”