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Register Today for “How Does Diversity Affect Innovation in Pharma?”

August 18, 2022

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I am pleased to announce that our 2022–2023 virtual Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS) begins on Wednesday, September 14, from 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET with "How Does Diversity Affect Innovation…

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Welcoming Dr. Ericka Boone, New Director of the NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

August 04, 2022

In June, Ericka Boone, Ph.D., was appointed Director of the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) Division of Biomedical Research Workforce. Throughout a career devoted to equity in science, Dr. Boone has distinguished herself as an advocate of biomedical and behavioral workforce diversity and…

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Recent NIH Progress on Disability Access and Inclusion

July 26, 2022

On July 26, the COSWD Office celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, a comprehensive civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. July is also Disability Pride Month, which commemorates the disability civil rights…

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Developing Biomedical Research Capacity through the Diversity Program Consortium

July 13, 2022

The Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce Program, also known as the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), is an NIH initiative designed to test the effectiveness of interventions in promoting inclusivity throughout the biomedical research enterprise.

This national research…

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NIH UNITE Continues Momentum to Advance Diversity

June 22, 2022

I co-authored this post for the UNITE Co-Chairs’ Corner in my role as a co-chair of UNITE, the NIH-wide effort to identify and address structural racism within the NIH-supported and the greater scientific community. First published on June 15, it describes UNITE’s progress and recent government-…

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Research Project Grant Funding Rates and Principal Investigator Race and Ethnicity

June 15, 2022

NIH has long collected self-designated demographic information on scientists designated as Principal Investigators (PIs) or Key Personnel and used this information to gain insights into the NIH-supported biomedical research workforce. Just over 10 years ago, Ginther and colleagues used these…

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Ensuring Equity in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

June 08, 2022

This week, I am pleased to introduce Susan K. Gregurick, Ph.D., Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS).

Dr. Gregurick coordinates and oversees the NIH-wide strategic vision for data science. She was instrumental in creating ODSS…

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Congress Strengthens NIH’s Ability to Address Harassment in NIH-Funded Activities

May 11, 2022

Today's post was first published on the NIH Open Mike blog and co-authored by Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research. We discuss the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, signed into law by Congress on March 15, which strengthens anti-harassment reporting requirements…

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Requesting Your Input on the Development of a DEIA Prize Competition

May 03, 2022

The NIH is currently seeking your suggestions and guidance on the development and implementation of a prize competition to reward and promote inclusive excellence. This outreach, led by the COSWD team, is an outcome of the NIH UNITE initiative, which was established to identify and address…

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Registration Now Open for “How Does Diversity Impact Science?”

April 27, 2022

I invite you to join me for our next online seminar, “How Does Diversity Impact Science?,” on Tuesday, May 17, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET. Registration is now open, and I urge you to share this event with your colleagues and networks, as it is open to all NIH staff and the broader scientific…

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