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SWD Seminar Series

The Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS), was initiated in 2021 as part of the vision for the COSWD office. Since that time, this online speaker series has been viewed by thousands (both in-person and through video recording) and continues to share the latest research on scientific workforce diversity topics by engaging with interested professionals and researchers in the biomedical and behavioral science research ecosystem.

Each seminar features renowned researchers who contribute to the growing body of knowledge on topics relevant to scientific workforce diversity, evidence-based interventions, and more. 

Seminar Archive

COSWD shares presentation materials and a video recording of each seminar to build an online archive of resources for users to refer to as they work toward building a more diverse scientific workforce.


Achieving Equity in Faculty – Pros and Cons of Cohort Recruitment

December 08, 2021

The third seminar discussed the outcomes of faculty cohort recruitment programs and other evidence-based strategies for enhancing faculty diversity. The seminar will set the stage for the Fostering Cohort Recruitment (FCR) Virtual Forum in February 2022. Sign up for the COSWD…

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Outcomes from NASEM’s June 2021 Anti-Racism in STEMM Summit

October 25, 2021

Our second seminar addressed the state of the science on anti-racism in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). Findings from the Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in 21st Century STEMM Organizations: A Summit sponsored by…

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Is Implicit Bias Training Effective?

September 27, 2021

Our inaugural seminar addressed the state of the science on implicit bias training effectiveness and the factors associated with successful training. Scholars with expertise in implicit bias training or related diversity training program effectiveness reviewed varying models…

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