Equal Opportunity Representative

Who we are

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Dr. Silke Uhrig-Schmidt
Equal opportunities and diversity officer

Silke Uhrig-Schmidt studied biology at the University of Cologne. After obtaining her PhD in molecular medicine, she did a postdoctoral training in the Target Discovery and Validation Technologies unit of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG in Biberach/Riss. She then moved to Heidelberg and worked as a postdoctoral scientist at the University Hospital, Department of Virology and joined NCT/DKFZ in 2015 as a scientist in the Medical Oncology/KKE Applied Tumor Immunity. Silke Uhrig-Schmidt is active in both research and innovation, has a keen interest in the topic of female leader- and entrepreneurship and as a mother of a young daughter she knows well about the challenges of maintaining a healthy work-family-life balance. Being elected in March 2021, Silke Uhrig-Schmidt aims at initiating new and continuing with established activities to foster equal opportunities and diversity at DKFZ with a special focus on affordable childcare options, mental and physical health at the workplace and advancement of career paths for women in science and innovation. As an empathetic and open-minded person, Silke Uhrig-Schmidt is happy to confidentially assist everyone who has a request or faces a personal issue.

Contact

Dr. Silke Uhrig-Schmidt
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Equal Opportunities and Diversity Office, room D136b
phone: +49 6221 42 3030
email: silke.uhrig-schmidt@nct-heidelberg.de

 

Dr. Carol Bacchus
Deputy equal opportunities and diversity officer

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Carol Bacchus studied biology in Heidelberg. After completing her PhD, she worked as Study Director for reproductive toxicology studies in drug research in Basel for the company Hoffmann-La Roche. After her return to Heidelberg, she moved to the publishing industry, where she first worked for Springer-Verlag and later for Wiley-VCH Verlag in Weinheim and for John Wiley & Sons in Shanghai as a senior publisher/publishing editor of scientific journals and books.Today she works as Managing Editor for Radiotherapy & Oncology, whose publisher is Prof. Michael Baumann.

Since July 2018 Carol Bacchus has been deputy equal opportunities and diversity officer at the DKFZ Heidelberg. As part of this activity, she continues the "Care & work" focus of her predecessor Mariel von Dürckheim and supports Silke Uhrig-Schmidt in many projects on gender equality.

Contact
Dr. Carol Bacchus
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
phone: +49 6221 42-1676
email: c.bacchus@dkfz-heidelberg.de
room: D136a

 

Mrs Ingrid Fryson
Assistant to the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Officer and Deputy
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
phone: +49 6221 42-3716
email: i.fryson@dkfz.de
room: D129

For questions related to the equality office, please write to:
gleichstellung@dkfz.de
or
equality@dkfz.de

 

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