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News from the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity office, as well as Scientific Workforce Diversity-related news and events.

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All-Female INBRE Class at Minot State Shines

October 29, 2018

MINOT, N.D. – There are two main reasons Minot State University professor Mikhail Bobylev believes his research lab team that presented at the 2016 North Dakota INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) Annual Symposium in Moorhead, Minn., is significant.


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October, 2018 E-Newsletter

October, 2018

This month, two outstanding women scientists won 2018 Nobel Prizes in science, but we recognize how much more work needs to be done to achieve inclusive excellence in science and medicine.


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Diversity Career Development Program

October, 2018

The Diversity Career Development Program (DCDP) was designed to provide NCI intramural postdoctoral trainees from underrepresented groups leadership skills and tools to meet with success in independent research careers. Acceptance into DCDP is based on mentor nomination, as the program requires approximately two-hours a week over the course of 10 months. Nominations for the 2019 Program will be accepted in October, 2018.


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September, 2018 E-Newsletter

September, 2018

Diversity is not “nice to have” or “the right thing to do,” it is actually a health imperative. In this issue, read about how a lack of scientific workforce diversity – and its consequences - likely contributes to poor health outcomes and career-halting decisions. Read also about how one diversity champion has spent her career trying to change this.


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August, 2018 E-Newsletter

August, 2018

What do you think of when you hear "diversity?" In this issue, read about how individuals and institutions striving to capture innovation and creativity consider various diversity characteristics, including socioeconomic status and disability. Also check out recent trends in diversity of the NIH-funded workforce—as well as tools to enhance inclusive excellence at NIH and in academia.


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From the Deputy Director for Intramural Research: Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive NIH

July-August, 2018

Evidence indicates that heterogeneous groups of talented individuals, with experience in managing diversity, are better equipped to tackle complex problems than are homogeneous groups.


Events

AAMC Webinar with Dr. Valantine: NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit

July 30, 2018

Dr. Hannah Valantine

Join us to learn about the NIH's Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit. The NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Dr. Hannah Valantine will describe NIH's current approach and activities for inclusive excellence in the U.S. scientific workforce. Register here!


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AAMC Webinar: NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit

July 11, 2018

Join us to learn about the NIH's Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit. The NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Dr. Hannah Valantine will describe NIH's current approach and activities for inclusive excellence in the U.S. scientific workforce.


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July 2018 Newsletter

July, 2018

This month’s articles touch upon inclusive and institutional excellence and includes an article on what is holding women back in medicine from leadership positions; a NIH blog post on the policies affecting the next generation of researchers; a commentary on disruptive innovation and how diversity is an important ingredient for such innovation; and an article on the importance of addressing both STEM culture and institutional climate at higher education institutions.


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What’s Holding Women in Medicine Back from Leadership

June 19, 2018

For over 25 years, women have made up at least 40% of U.S. medical students. This past year, more women than men were enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Yet overall women make up only 34% of physicians in the U.S., and gender parity is still not reflected in medical leadership.


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How Serious Are You About Diversity Hiring?

June 17, 2018

Putting principles into practice takes leadership, resources, and commitment. These colleges are using multistage anti-bias procedures to shake up the status quo.


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News Release: To Prevent Sexual Harassment, Academic Institutions Should Go Beyond Legal Compliance to Promote a Change in Culture; Current Approaches Have Not Led to Decline in Harassment

June 12, 2018

System-wide changes to the culture and climate in higher education are needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment. There is no evidence that current policies, procedures, and approaches—which often focus on symbolic compliance with the law and on avoiding liability—have resulted in a significant reduction in sexual harassment.


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NIDCR Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship to Enhance Diversity in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research

June, 2018

NIDCR recently announced the NIDCR Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship to Enhance Diversity in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research. Postdoctoral trainees selected for this fully funded fellowship will spend up to five years working side-by-side with NIDCR’s leading scientists. Fellows will perform research with a mentor in NIDCR’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR), map a research career path, and develop a grant proposal. NIDCR encourages perspective trainees from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds in science to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of award.


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Want to Debias Hiring? Change What Hiring Managers Focus On

May 22, 2018

Linda Chang and Mina Cikara discuss thier research that reveals "how we think about and evaluate people is not immutable; it depends on the context in which we're evaluating them."


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Go beyond bias training

May 16, 2018

Ambiguity in expectations and evaluations harms progress, say Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and colleagues.


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Results of the 2017 Medical School Enrollment Survey

May, 2018

This report examines first-year medical school matriculants over the past decade and projects first-year matriculants through 2025. The goal is to inform the academic medicine community, researchers, and policymakers about trends and issues related to U.S. medical school enrollment.


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Building on #MeToo to Enhance the Learning Environment for US Medical Schools

May 1, 2018

Surveys of graduating medical students in the United States annually document intimidation and harassment of student learners, often on the basis of sex, ethnicity, race, or gender identity, reflecting US culture as a whole but also the historical hierarchical, competitive culture of US medical schools.

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