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In the spirit of InclusiveVT and to demonstrate our commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), we are happy to announce the opening of the Center for Inclusion! The Center for Inclusion is a partnership between the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

The Center is designed to be an inviting and inclusive space for all students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents, and is open to everyone on the campus. The Center is a place to have meetings or gatherings, to host discussions, to utilize resources, or to simply find quiet in between classes and research.
Welcome everyone. So we're very excited to imagine all of the wonderful things that will happen here. This space allows us to take it outside of the classroom and really relate as individuals and as humans really began to explore some issues we don't always talk about in the classroom. This center of inclusion, this safe space, is not only a physical space where we can find that comfort when we're feeling overwhelmed by everything going on in the world around us. But rather represents that every single one of our voices are valid and we deserve the right to be unapologetically our true selves without judgment. Even when there's something out there that tells us differently. This is a great step. I'm really happy about what we've done here today. And I think this is an area for us to go. I want it to be something that challenges us to do more in the future as well.