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Register Today for “How Does Mentoring Impact Diversity in the Biomedical and Behavioral Research Workforce?”

May 24, 2023

I invite you to join me for our next online seminar, “How Does Mentoring Impact Diversity in the Biomedical and Behavioral Research Workforce?,” on Wednesday, June 14, from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET. Seminar registration is open. This seminar will be the final event of our 2022–2023 Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS) season.

A moderated panel will discuss the critical role mentorship has in shaping research careers, particularly for individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in science. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Attendees will learn about the data supporting successful approaches to evaluate mentorship, common factors among these approaches, and data for strategies to mitigate negative mentorship experiences. We’ll also cover the importance of theoretical models in building an evidence base for mentorship practices and fostering inclusive environments through mentorship.

The following scholars will participate in the seminar:

  • Juan Amador, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 
  • Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Jessie DeAro, Ph.D., Program Director, ADVANCE Program, National Science Foundation (NSF) 
  • Christine Pfund, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

In addition, Karen N. Salt, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Research Culture and Environment, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will share insights from her work advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion in research careers.

The seminar is open to the broad biomedical and behavioral scientific community—including NIH staff. The discussion will be especially relevant for those working in academic settings. I encourage you to share this seminar announcement with your colleagues.

As we approach the end of our second SWDSS season, I want to thank everyone who made it a success. The number of attendees and thoughtful engagement of our speakers and audience far exceeded our expectations. I look forward to resuming the SWDSS in September with a new set of seminars to advance understanding of scientific workforce diversity topics.

While the SWDSS is on summer hiatus, please explore materials from SWDSS events you may have missed. You can also keep up with SWDSS news by following COSWD on LinkedIn and signing up for our emails.