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How Do Research-Active Institutions Impact the Diversity of the Scientific Workforce?

Event Dates
November 30, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Research-Active Institutions (RAIs), which include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and minority serving institutions, have a mission to serve historically underrepresented populations in biomedical and behavioral research and award degrees in STEMM fields. RAIs have received an average of no more than $25 million in NIH Research Project Grant support for the past three fiscal years. In this seminar, a panel of experts discussed how NIH and other funders might better partner with and support these institutions in enhancing their impact on the diversity of the scientific workforce.

Learn more about the Engagement and Access for Research-Active Institutions (EARA) initiative.

Presentation Materials and Video Recording

Marie Bernard headshot

Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD), NIH

Photo of S. Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., M.B.A.

S. Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., M.B.A., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Tuskegee University, Alabama

Photo of Omar S. López, Ph.D.

Omar S. López, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies, Texas State University

Photo of Darryl Monteau, Ed.D.

Darryl Monteau, Ed.D., Associate Director of Mission Programs and Native Initiatives, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science 

Dr. Monteau accepted our invitation but was unable to attend or provide slides.

Photo of Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, M.S.W., Ph.D., President and CEO, Council on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA

Photo of Nafeesa H. Owens, Ph.D.

Nafeesa H. Owens, Ph.D., Assistant Director for STEM Education and Workforce, Senior Policy Advisor at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy