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Re-Thinking First Impressions

April 19, 2017

In my role as NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, every week I encounter hundreds of individuals and groups in the massive enterprise that is biomedical research. These include students, postdocs, and faculty; top leadership at NIH and at universities; NIH staff at all levels,…

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Tomorrow’s Scientists, Today

April 06, 2017

Chances are, if you aren’t related to a scientist, or have never known one personally, you probably wouldn’t imagine yourself as one. Psychologists call this a lack of science identity. But other factors beyond who you know, such as who you are and what people think you can do, often shapes…

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Cows, Wall Street and Science

April 30, 2016

NIH’s mission is turning discovery into health. That discovery gets done by people—creative scientists of all types all across the nation. As NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, I am keenly interested in what seems a simple question: Who are the best people for this task? How…

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