Welcome to the Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS), convened by the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) office. The online speaker series was started in September 2021 as part of my planned vision for the COSWD office. The purpose of the series is to share the latest research on scientific workforce diversity topics by engaging with interested professionals and researchers at the NIH and beyond.
Upcoming seminars will host renowned researchers who contribute to the growing body of knowledge on pressing topics relevant to scientific workforce diversity, evidence-based interventions, and more.
Outcomes from NASEM’s Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Organizations (ADEI) Report
New Date! March 30, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
This seminar will feature cochairs from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) interdisciplinary committee who will discuss findings from a consensus report. They will share actionable, effective strategies to advance antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) workplaces and organizations.
*This event will include closed captioning. Sign language services and other reasonable accommodation are available upon request using the registration form.
How Do Diversity Supplements Impact Careers in Biomedical and Behavioral Research?
(November 17, 2022)
A panel of NIH and external experts shared their evaluations on the impact of diversity supplements on researchers’ career paths. The panelists discussed future directions for enhancing research on the outcomes of these supplements.
How Does Diversity Affect Innovation in Pharma?
(September 14, 2022)
This seminar featured a panel of industry leaders discussing how diversity of scientific teams impacts creativity and innovation in pharma.
How Does Diversity Impact Science?
(May 17, 2022)
This vibrant discussion explored the state of the evidence on how diversity impacts science with an excellent group of leaders.
Fostering Cohort Recruitment (FCR)
Virtual Forum (February 23-24, 2022)
The two half-day virtual forum introduced attendees to faculty cohort programs that have successfully enhanced diversity both within and outside of the NIH and delved deeper into the science behind why these programs are successful.
Achieving Equity in Faculty – Pros and Cons of Cohort Recruitment (December 8, 2021)
The third and final SWDSS of 2021 included a discussion on the outcomes of faculty cohort recruitment programs and other evidence-based strategies for enhancing faculty diversity.
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).