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2022

Evidence-Based Approaches for Enhancing Diversity in Aging Research

December 15, 2022

As you may know, prior to becoming the COSWD, I was deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH. I recently discussed strategies to enhance scientific workforce diversity in the aging-focused research workforce in a guest editorial coauthored for the November issue of the…

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New Funding Opportunity Recognizes Excellence in DEIA Mentorship

November 22, 2022

It is a pleasure to announce the reissue of the COWSD-led Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) NOT-OD-23-002: Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship.

This NOSI recognizes the crucial role of effective mentorship…

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Register Today: November Seminar on the Impact of Diversity Supplements

October 26, 2022

Our next virtual seminar, “How Do Diversity Supplements Impact Careers in Biomedical and Behavioral Research?,” will be on Thursday, November 17, from 1:30–3:00 p.m. EST. Registration is now open, and I hope you will join me for this informative and engaging discussion.

All NIH institutes…

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Announcing the Inaugural UNITE Progress Report

October 20, 2022

I co-authored this post for the NIH UNITE Co-Chairs’ Corner in my role as a UNITE co-chair; the COSWD office also provides UNITE strategic leadership and tactical input to advance its mission and the charges of its five committees.

Publication of UNITE’s first progress report is a critical…

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Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable Helps Raise Others Up

September 15, 2022

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, today I wanted to spotlight a leader in health care and disparities research at NIH. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. is director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which advances the science of minority…

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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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