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The Association of Biochemistry Educators

The Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) is a non-profit society of educators in the field of biochemistry from schools of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry.  We believe that basic science education, including Biochemistry, must be a cornerstone for the practice of modern healthcare. Our mission is to promote the critical foundational role of Biochemistry in healthcare education, foster innovation in Biochemistry education, and support the development of Biochemistry educators. Our core values for the ABE includes a passion for effective teaching in Biochemistry, communication and collaboration between educators and educational researchers, and the transformation of teaching of Biochemistry to educational scholarship. 

Biochemistry educators must practice compassion, understanding, and effective communication. We believe that all health science educators have an obligation to their students, their profession, and to themselves to model the highest standards of professionalism. At the ABE, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. We support our efforts with respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person. We value social justice and human rights. We embrace the diversity that composes our community including, but not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic background, abilities, political affiliation, to name a few. To bring to life our vision of inclusive excellence, we:

  1. Accept the responsibility to support and graduate highly educated professionals who mirror the diverse and intersectional populations they serve, and who practice cultural humility, and
  2. Acknowledge that we all have unconscious biases, but strive to improve ourselves by providing multidisciplinary, interprofessional and cross-cultural forums where we can openly and bravely discuss issues affecting medical science education and educators, and
  3. Pledge to be part of the solution.

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