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Join Us for a Seminar on Team Science and Diversity

February 14, 2024

Our next Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS) event, “How Does Diversity Impact Innovation in Team Science?” will take place on Wednesday, March 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. I encourage you to secure your spot for this enriching discussion by registering today.

I am delighted to host this seminar in collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and to have Karen N. Salt, Ph.D., UKRI’s Deputy Director for Research Culture and Environment, join me in moderating the conversation.

Evidence from team science-related research indicates that including diverse perspectives in research endeavors has lasting benefits for individual scientists and the scientific enterprise. Thus, such findings offer valuable insight into strategies designed to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in team-led research.

Seminar attendees will learn about the evidence that underlies the impact of diversity on team science and approaches to foster inclusive teamwork, improve training, and impact leadership in the scientific workforce and the outcomes of this work. Our speakers will offer perspectives on DEIA in team science-related data findings from the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, they will provide recommendations for future research related to various populations and specific innovation sectors. 

We are privileged to have the following subject matter experts participate in the panel discussion and subsequent question-and-answer session:

  • Tung Nguyen, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism, University of California, San Francisco 
  • Kelly Vere, MBE, Director of Technical Strategy, University of Nottingham 
  • Zanthia Wiley, M.D., Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine  

This seminar is open to the entire biomedical and behavioral science research community. As we will discuss, promoting DEIA in team science research is broadly relevant and strategic for advancing the quality and impact of scientific endeavors. Embracing diverse perspectives contributes to a more creative, innovative, and fruitful scientific enterprise.

The next and final SWDSS of the 2023–2024 academic year will occur in June. Please join our mailing list to stay informed about this seminar and other COSWD news.